Environmental, economic, and social impacts of reuse in Minnesota
Reuse Minnesota, with funding from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, conducted a study from late 2019 - early 2020 to develop a methodology and tools for collecting data to measure the environmental, economic, and social impacts of reuse, rental, and repair activities statewide.
Reuse, including rental and repair, extends the life of products and decreases the demand for manufacturing new replacements. Economic, environmental, and social benefits tend to be overlooked when talking about reuse.
Reuse Minnesota will use these results and storytelling strategy to support reuse businesses, strengthen the state’s reuse economy, and promote the value of reuse as an essential sustainability strategy.
Reuse impact report and presentation
Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).