JH Reuse is a website intended to connect those who need creative, reusable materials with those who have an excess supply. Rehoming reusable stuff keeps material out of the landfill, minimizes waste, and conserves resources. By reusing and extending the life of the materials in our possession, we lessen the need for more and break the cycle of waste generation. We are able to better see the value in what we have and make the most of it.
The need to conserve more, waste less, and sustain the health of our environment is proven. The difficulty is knowing what to do and where to start. This feeling of uncertainty is the idea that inspired JH ReUse. Making a connection for the reuse of simple materials offers a place to begin. It takes a large need and breaks off a small, bite-sized, manageable piece. We call this approach Bite-sized Sustainability. It is our hope that JH ReUse participants find convenient local reuse solutions through our website and that the success they experience here inspires them to break off and take on additional bite-sized pieces of the larger environmental need.
JH Reuse co-founders are participants in Teton County’s Road to Zero Waste and long time admirers of creative reuse programs in other cities. They are excited for the opportunity to further the culture of reuse here in Jackson Hole.
Rani Carr is a Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling (ISWR) board member and serves on Teton County’s Road to Zero Waste Committee.
Mari Allan Hanna spent three years working with ISWR on the Road to Zero Waste and remains a project volunteer.