New York City Department of Sanitation’s donateNYC Program in collaboration with the NYC Center for Materials Reuse curated their very first NYC x Reuse Community Fest in June at the at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
DonateNYC is an essential part of NYC’s zero waste initiative, helping New Yorkers reach the goal of sending zero waste to landfills. By donating and reusing goods instead of discarding them, New Yorkers can greatly reduce waste, conserve energy and resources, save money, and help provide jobs and human services for those in need.
Featuring high-profile speakers in themes of food recovery, textile reuse, reuse & social services, and the future of reuse; hands-on workshops, activations, samples, and demos of reuse from all across industries.
Day 2 of NYC x Reuse (June 22) is a half-day showcase of the nonprofit reuse sector in NYC, featuring 30 donateNYC Partner organizations, all selling secondhand items, accepting donations, organizing demonstrations and leading reuse-oriented activities.
Yummy baked goods from House of Good Deeds
Highest were a book swap from GrowNYC Stop ‘N’ Swap, a styling workshop and pop-up boutique from Housing Works, and an upcycled pet toy demo and dog adoption area from NYC Animal Care Centers.
Highlights were almost 1 ton of books were donated or exchanged at a book swap hosted by GrowNYC Stop ‘N’ Swap, and attendees had the chance to win styling sessions at the Housing Works ReFashion Boutique. That’s where we come in.
As a finalist at the Refashion Fashion Show during Refashion Week,