By Sarah Goff
The Repurpose Project (1920 NE 23rd Ave.) is excited to announce we are expanding our hours of operation. For years we have gotten requests to stay open later and offer Sunday hours from customers who work 9-5 jobs so that they can shop at our store. We are thrilled to finally be able to offer these extra hours. We will now be staying open until 7pm on Tues-Sat and on Sunday from 12-5pm.
Our new hours are: Tues-Sat: 10am-7pm, Sunday: 12-5pm and Monday: closed.
Our organization has a mission of waste reduction, landfill diversion, and trash education. We believe that extending our hours and making it easier to shop will further our mission of encouraging more reuse of what is already in our communities instead of continuing the trend of buying new items that need to be manufactured and shipped from far away places. When you buy something used, you eliminate all that goes into producing a new product. The raw materials don’t have to be harvested or mined from the planet. The water needed for manufacturing isn’t used. The energy needed to harvest/mine, produce, and ship the product isn’t used. The packaging is eliminated. Buying USED items instead of NEW is good for the planet!”
“Our organization wants to help people realize that buying used items is as green as you can get when it comes to material possessions,” said co-founder Sarah Goff. “People often don’t have time to research every manufacturer to make sure they are environmentally friendly. Even environmentally friendly products use energy and water for manufacturing and transportation, but when you buy something used, you can be certain that you are only supporting that reuse store, their mission, and the people who work there.”
The Repurpose Project is a non-profit community based effort to divert useful resources from the landfill, redirect these items to the public for art and education, inspire creativity, and help us all rethink what we throw away. Let’s all help protect the planet and buy USED!
To learn more about The Repurpose Project visit their website: www.repurposeproject.org And their event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374929812590392/?ti=icl D