ReUSE Minnesota, in collaboration with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District will co-host a networking meeting for representatives from reuse, rental and repair businesses on May 25 at the Duluth Public Library’s Green Room.
The informal meeting will introduce ReUSE Minnesota to businesses the Duluth area, facilitate business-to-business networking, and brainstorm ideas for promoting reuse in greater Minnesota.
ReUSE Minnesota is a membership network dedicated to promoting the state’s reuse sector, which is made up of reuse, rental and repair businesses. The sector includes of a wide range of businesses from used book, antique and thrift stores to bike, appliance and engine repair shops, and extends to rental and second-hand building material centers.
“Our state’s reuse economy generated over $10 billion in sales in 2015 and we want to see it continue to grow,” said Madalyn Cioci of ReUSE Minnesota and the MPCA. “By connecting businesses in the sector, we can help each other and work together to create more even momentum around reuse, rental and repair.”
Sarah Lerohl of the WLSSD said, “The mission of ReUSE Minnesota aligns with our own goals to protect natural resources and can offer valuable support to area businesses.”
ReUSE Minnesota has hosted similar gatherings in Saint Paul and Clay County in the past year. This is their first event in Duluth. The meeting is free and open to the public.