Since 2005, we have been increasing the visibility of reuse. We promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of reuse through advocacy, data collection projects, and community building services that strengthen the reuse community.

Our Vision

We envision a world where people are actively engaged in the reuse movement and as a result have created a cleaner environment, a greener economy for their communities, and a more equitable society.

We're fighting the growing e-waste problem by extending the lifespans of products and encouraging more responsible consumption.

We're fighting the growing e-waste problem by extending the lifespans of products and encouraging more responsible consumption.

“Reuse is going mainstream. People are eager for an alternative to mass consumption, and the creative reuse centers and local repair café’s that Reuse Alliance is catalyzing are springing up to fill that need.”
— Kyle Wiens, CEO IFIXIT
Fixit Clinic, an Alliance member, hosts popular repair meetups to tach people how to repair their own electronics.

Fixit Clinic, an Alliance member, hosts popular repair meetups to tach people how to repair their own electronics.

What We've Achieved

  • Started as a reuse network for greater New York metropolitan area with a grant from NY Community Trust. For nearly two years, we helped organize the reuse community, advocating for reuse policy, and providing networking opportunities

  • Launched nationally in 2009

  • Launched the Master Reuser Training Program

  • Organized the first-ever international reuse conference and expo, ReuseConex, on October 17-20, 2010

  • Hosted our third national ReuseConex in Austin, TX in October 2014.

  • Helped pass national cell phone unlocking legislation, which President Obama signed into law in August, 2014.

  • Spun off Chapters in New York, Minnesota, Austin, Illinois, Portland and California that have created their own local organizations to advocate and promote reuse in their regions.

  • Founded the Bay Area Deconstruction Workgroup, hosted by the EPA, bringing stakeholders, government agencies, contractors, deconstruction companies and reuse centers together to address reuse of our C&D waste.

  • Coming: Furniture Data Collection Program

National Reuse Day

October 20th has been recognized by many cities as National Reuse Day – a day to celebrate reuse as a central tenet of sustainability.