What is Creative Reuse?

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Creative reuse centers are facilities that collect donated materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill and resell them to the community. There are numerous facilities of this nature across the country; however, we are the only creative reuse facility in Seattle.  While the size, structure, and community benefit of creative reuse centers does vary, creative reuse centers function to reduce the amount of useable material entering the waste stream, provide communities with low-cost access to creative materials, and stimulate creative activity within the communities they serve.  

Fully realized, we believe that Seattle ReCreative will help to create a generation of more active, engaged, sustainable and self-sufficient citizens here in Seattle—better prepared for the environmental, social and scientific challenges ahead.