Boston to Host ReuseConex, 4th International Reuse Conference and Expo

Boston Region to Host Fourth International Reuse Conference and Expo

Event highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of reuse

Dayton, Ohio: The Greater Boston Region (Massachusetts, USA) has been selected as the host for ReuseConex 2016, the fourth International Reuse Conference and Expo. The event, taking place October 17-19, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, will feature professional training opportunities with experts from the reuse industry as well reuse-based exhibitors, a reuse documentary film screening, and tours of local reuse organizations. This year’s conference theme is Leveraging REUSE in a Circular Economy,  which will focus on bringing real-world reuse practices to life.

ReuseConex is a biennial event and this year’s co-hosts are Reuse Institute and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). “ReuseConex 2016 will help showcase New England’s sustainability ethic,” said MaryEllen Etienne of Reuse Institute. “Not only does the region have a community that encourages its citizens to do their part toward climate protection through resource conservation, it is home to a wide array of reuse organizations and has the reuse ‘know-how’ to host a spectacular experience for conference guests from all over the world,” added Etienne.”  MassDEP’s Commissioner, Martin Suuberg, said “We are thrilled to have been selected to co-host the 2016 International Reuse Conference and Expo. Reuse enterprises provide triple bottom line benefits: financial, social and environmental. MassDEP is proud to have fostered reuse initiatives with programs for building materials, furniture and mattresses, textiles, food donation, and electronics, and looks forward to making more connections at the ReuseConex this fall.”

Registration is now open for ReuseConex, which serves as a unique platform to share innovative reuse initiatives, transformative ideas, and replicable/scalable programs, research, and policy. Attendees include reuse operation managers, environmental educators, economic development leaders, environmental activists, eco-entrepreneurs, green builders, creative reuse practitioners, sustainability consultants, venture capitalists, as well as recycling coordinators for corporations, government agencies and universities, and concerned citizens. An “early bird” discount registration rate is available now through June 30, 2016.

Other event partners and supporters include Bay State Textiles, Boston Building Resources, Casella Resource Solutions, Center for EcoTechnology, Connecticut Department for Energy and Environmental Protection, Environmental Protection Agency Region 1, Extras for Creative Reuse, Harvard University, iWasteNot Systems, Morgan Memorial Goodwill, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Northeast Recycling Council, SCRAP USA and The Scrap Exchange.

Register for ReuseConex and follow the event on Twitter @ReuseConex, and Use the tags #ReuseRocks,  #ReuseRevolution,  #ReuseCircularEconomy, #ReuseRethinkRework

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About the Co-Hosts

Reuse Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of reuse – a central tenet of sustainability – through educational events, training services and research projects. For more information, visit:

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. For more information, visit: