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Plastic Free July: Reuse It, Re-gift It, Repair It!

What’s the most eco-friendly way to deal with broken or unwanted items when not everything can be recycled? What items can be donated in the local community? What items can easily be repaired or refurbished and how do these practices contribute to pollution prevention? Participants in this seminar will learn about the environmental and social impacts of extending the useful lifecycle of materials through reuse, and learn about local reuse and repair programs in Ulster County. Join UCRRA and our panel of local experts as we celebrate Plastic Free July and the UCRRA Zero Waste Seminar Project!


Elizabeth Knight, Co-Author of  the book Repair Revolution

Kevin Treutler, Habitat for Humanity

Supervisor Neil Bettez, Town of New Paltz

Christine Hein, Executive Director, Peoples Place


Angelina Peone, Director of Sustainability at Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency

The Zero Waste Seminar is a community engagement project by the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, celebrating Plastic Free July and the many ways we can prevent pollution from our waste. Funding provided by the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Any opinions, findings, and/or interpretations of data contained herein are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations or policy of Rochester Institute of Technology and its NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the State.