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ReUSE MinnesotaExhibitors

ReUSE Minnesota works to document the environmental impacts of the reuse, repair, and rental industry.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Partners

Arc's Value Village
Avon Plastics Quix Interlocking Tile
b. Resale
Bedford Technology
Better Futures Minnesota
By the Yard
Carver-Scott Master Recycler/Composter program
City of Saint Paul
Dakota County Master Recycler/Composter program
Elite Repeat
Friends of the Mississippi River
Goodwill -Easter Seals Minnesota
Hennepin County Master Recycler/Composter program
JavaCycle
Organix Solutions
ReUSE Minnesota
Rewind
Tech Dump
YardBird

 

What can you see and do

Enter our prize drawings. Several Minnesota companies have donated products made from recycled materials or durable packs made to last for generations.

Paul Bunyan for textile reuse. Paul has found his voice, and he's got some thoughts to share about tackling textile trash. Minnesotans throw away nearly 12 grocery carts full of clothing and other textiles every minute. A lot of that material can be repaired, reused, or recycled. Our Paul Bunyan stands 15 feet tall, decked out in an outfit made entirely out of re-used textiles. Be like our trusty Paul Bunyan—fashionable and sustainable!

UntitledThe Repair for Reuse Room. Get a hands-on reuse experience! Our craft/hobby room provides a space for both the seasoned repair person and the new DIYer to sharpen their skills. Activities change daily and include: the opportunity to put together your own basic sewing kit; learn basic hand sewing; identify tools and learn their uses; find out about outdoor gear repair; get into bike repair; and understand what happens when you get rid of your old computers.

Saturday specials: Fairgoers can upcycle t-shirts into reusable grocery bags. Plus Fix-it clinics with info on common repairs.

Daily demonstrations by fixit experts at 10am-Noon, 12:30-2:30pm, 3-5pm, and 5:30-7:30pm.

Reuse Room schedule

Aug. 29 10am - Noon The Salvation Army. Ideas and tips for thrifting and upcycling your thrift finds.
  12:30 - 2:30  
  3pm - 5pm  
  5:30 - 7:30  
Aug. 30 10am - Noon Tech Discounts demonstrates computer refurbishment and recycling processes.
  12:30 - 2:30  
  3pm - 5pm  
  5:30 - 7:30  
Aug. 31 10am - Noon Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles. They also teach how to repair a flat tire and answers your bike repair questions
  12:30 - 2:30  
  3pm - 5pm  
  5:30 - 7:30  
Sept. 1 10am - Noon Saturday Fix-it clinics. Volunteer fixers teach basic repair of household items and all about free metro-area Fix-it Clinics.
  12:30 - 2:30  
  3pm - 5pm  
  5:30 - 7:30  
Sept. 2 10am - Noon Omforme Design. You won’t believe how restyling furniture along with extraordinary design can liberate a home interior from the past and take any form your heart desires
  12:30 - 2:30  
  3pm - 5pm  
  5:30 - 7:30 ReUSE MN. Make totes from t-shirts and discover reuse businesses that may surprise you.
Sept. 3  10am - Noon ReUSE MN with Minnesota Tool Library. Make totes from t-shirts, discover cool reuse businesses, learn how to check out tools.
  12:30 - 2:30  
  3pm - 5pm  
  5:30 - 7:30