INSPIRATION

For-profit and non-profit enterprises across the country are demonstrating the value can be created from waste. Get inspired by these local, national, and global reuse and remanufacturing enterprises:

Pentatonic: Smartphone glass, plastic bottles, and more into furniture

Logro Farms: Brewery spent grain used to grow oyster mushrooms

Looptworks: Post-Consumer Textiles into New Clothing and Accessories

The Austin Rubber Company: Tires into shoes

Bureo Skateboards: Fishing Nets Into Skateboards

Granite Recyclers Austin: Granite scrap into tiles, pavers, and gifts

Open Arms is a USA-Made sustainable apparel and sewn goods manufacturer empowering refugee women through living wage employment. This social enterprise is affiliated with the Multicultural Refugee Coalition and has used reclaimed fabric and other textiles from large companies, including IKEA and Build-A-Sign, to create accessories and clothing.

The Empowerment Plan: Automotive insulation into coats that transform into sleeping bags at night.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Oregon: Candles into skateboard wax, window glass into gifts, dog beds from industrial scrap, and more.