Reuse Hub Project
The City of Durham has prioritized developing transformative and sustainable solutions to waste management that address racial and economic disparities and promote environmental justice. Specifically, Durham envisions building a new hub for waste reduction, reuse, and recycling that will be accessible to all across our community.
This reuse hub can help feed back into our local economy by lowering the amount of waste sent to a landfill, allowing local businesses to capitalize on reusable material, and creating local jobs and training opportunities for our residents.
A circular economy is a system where materials never become waste and nature is regenerated - meaning we reuse materials in new products for as long as possible. Our goal is for a potential reuse hub to fuel a local circular economy. A Durham circular economy is an equitable, innovative, cooperative model that continually turns waste into resources by regionally recirculating materials for reuse, recycling, and remanufacture. Our circular economy is based on a system of sustainable product design for durability and recyclability, reuse and repair that fosters intentional consumption and equitable access to wealth and resources.
We are currently seeking community input to enhance our recycling and reuse programs, identify infrastructure needed to meet our waste reduction goals, and develop enhanced education and outreach. Complete a survey to share your feedback and enter to win one of 30 $15 Starbucks gift cards! The survey is now available through the below buttons.
Interested in connecting or participating in this project? Contact project lead Katie Hunt at [email protected].