USE2 Austin Making Reuse Easy & Accessible
A grassroots incubator maximizing the reuse of commonplace and unexpected materials
Student teacher Lisa Chavez shopped at USE2’s Neighborhood Reuse Center to support her classroom.
For $30 Lisa bought 25 clipboards, 25 rulers, 25 pairs of kids scissors, 5 sturdy storage containers, a set of pattern blocks and cards, a math game, a bag of sorting/counting bears, 45 fancy treasure box pencils, bulletin board borders, sticky notes, tape and a heavy duty tape dispenser. All these materials were headed to the landfill but with USE2’s help, Lisa is putting them to good use.
45% of thrift store donations end up recycled, landfilled or sold to developing countries. USE2 supports the development of scalable models that promote the reuse of all household goods.
Diverting materials destined for landfill to enrich and support families & schools.
Beautiful, high quality puzzles for a low monthly fee.
Over 60 favorites in stock & modestly priced. A great resource for schools, camps, your Airbnb or for family night.
Brokering material connections, growing the exchange ecosystem, and building a more sustainable Austin.