Waste Prevention & Education

Monthly theme: Reuse & Repair

July is Reuse & Repair month. Learn more about how you can get involved in tackling this sustainability challenge. And make sure to sign up for the Waste Wise News e-newsletter and follow Waste Wise Lane County on Facebook and Instagram to stay in-the-know!

Fast facts: The benefits of reuse

  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. 
  • Prevents pollution caused by reducing the need to harvest new raw materials.
  • Saves energy.
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.
  • Helps sustain the environment for future generations.
  • Reduces the amount of waste that must be recycled or sent to landfills and incinerators.
  • Allows products to be used to their fullest extent.
  • Saves money.

 Information provided by: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/reducing-and-reusing-basics


Test your Reuse & Repair knowledge

Compete against other readers and see how you fare with a short online quiz.

Click this link, choose a nickname, and play. The game will be active all month.

Information provided by: https://repair.org/oregon


Waste Wise Tip: YouTube Heroes

Click this link to watch Kelly Bell, Lane County Master Recycler Program Coordinator, share how YouTube has elevated her repair game. 


Sustainable Transportation resources

BRING
bringrecycling.org

City of Eugene Emergency Minor Home Repair Program
eugene-or.gov/852/Emergency-Minor-Home-Repair-Program


City of Eugene Repair Resources and Upcoming Events
eugene-or.gov/3872/Repair-Resources-and-Upcoming-Events

City of Springfield Home Repair Program
springfield-or.gov/city/development-public-works/home-repair-program

Conscious Fashion Collective: Why Mending Matters
consciousfashion.co/guides/clothing-repair-mending

Discard Upcycling
discardupcycling.com

Facebook Marketplace
facebook.com/marketplace

Goodwill
goodwill.org

Guide to Used Goods in Eugene/Springfield
rogenemanas.com/guide-to-used-goods

Fix-It Lane County & Fix-It Fair Information
fixitlanecounty.com

iFixit
ifixit.com/Right-to-Repair

NextStep Recycling
nextsteprecycling.org

Oregon DEQ Strategic Plan for Reuse, Repair, and Extending the Lifespan of Products in Oregon
oregon.gov/deq/FilterDocs/wprStrategicPlan.pdf

OSPIRG
pirg.org/oregon

MECCA
materials-exchange.org

Shift Community Cycles
shiftcc.org

St. Vincent de Paul Retail Thrift Stores
svdp.us

St. Vincent de Paul: Regional Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
svdp.us/services/self-sufficiency-services/regional-housing-rehabilitation

Take the Jump
takethejump.org

This Old House: Free Home Repair for the Disabled & Low-Income Earners
thisoldhouse.com/21015185/home-repair-volunteer-groups-offer-help-to-those-in-need

Toolbox Project
eugenetoolboxproject.org

Waste Wise Event Resources (Reusable Dishware Programs)
lanecountyor.gov/wastewise-events

Wildling Collaborative Arts
wildlingcollaborativearts.com

Waste Wise Sustainability Guide for Lane County

Order Free Recycling Boxes & Decals

Order free recycling boxes & decals.

Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act Information

For more information about Senate Bill 582 - Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act, view more.


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