Published on May 21st, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg1
Reuse, the Movie: How Ordinary Americans are Putting Trash to Work
If you’ve spent any amount of time here at sustainablog, you know we’re big fans of reuse: recycling’s great and all, but why add more energy and material to an item’s footprint if it can be repurposed or upcycled? So I was definitely drawn to the story of Alex Eaves and his company Stay Vocal, which creates “new” t-shirts out of shirts that have, at the very least, been created for other uses… in some cases, they’re pre-owned (and, thus, pre-worn).
Alex is very good at putting together events for exposing people to the joys and possibilities of reuse: a few years ago, I wrote about his “Reuse and Schmooze” tour over at the Sundance Channel. He’s going back on tour this Summer, and, this time, he wants to make a movie about the ideas for reuse he picks up from other people. I’ll let him explain:
So, yes, he’s got a Kickstarter campaign going. Time is getting short – six days – and he still has a bit over $5000 to raise to support the tour and film. Got a few bucks you can kick in to help spread the word about reuse? I’m sure he’d be grateful…