http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/17/the-upside-of-upcycling/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zero-Landfill-Memphis/250928851649364ZeroLandfill Upcycling Project. Free to the public.IIDA (International Interior Design Association) is inviting Architecture and Design firms and other work rooms to clear out any expired materials or samples they may have in their libraries. Zero Landfill has secured a warehouse location for drop off. Once the items are dropped off, volunteers will then sort the items into like categories and document the weight.
On the pick up dates we invite the public (mostly school/art teachers, artist, crafters, quilters, anyone really) to come and take what they want from the collection. However, if you volunteer you get to "shop" the items before the public, this is a HUGE advantage. The items are then given a second life or upcycled. The goal is to divert as much from the landfill as possible. When Nashville did it last year they diverted over 9 TONS. We are hoping to do the same.
We are currently seeking Sponsors, Volunteers to work the drop offs and pick ups, and people to come take the items once collected. Please contact: Melissa Pope firstname.lastname@example.org
Memphis Business Interiors
4539 West Distriplex Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Drop-off: Thursday April 19 from 4-7pm & Friday April 20 from 11am-2pm
Pick-up: Saturday April 21 & 28 from 9am-1pm
ZeroLandfill™ is sustainability in action.
The pounds of materials diverted from the landfill is celebrated as the materials have a second life in the community. Materials are not recycled, but rather upcycled. That is, the materials are kept intact and re-used for another purpose.
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