King County DNRP | Re+: Reinventing the waste system, transitioning to a sustainable economy
Thank you King County DNRP Re+ for the Grant Award!
While King County has achieved one of the highest recycling rates in the country, nearly 70% of the materials currently brought to the regional landfill could be reused, recycled, or composted, rather than buried as waste that generates potent greenhouse gas emissions. Re+ will mobilize the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to extend producer responsibility, make it more convenient to recycle, reduce food waste, and invest in new technologies that recover valuable materials.
"There are so many challenges in a circular economy, not only these materials are not recyclable but a lot of times they require collecting, cleaning. I personally think that having this funding allows us to think outside of the box. Not only proves the concept but hopefully becomes a sustainable project that we can actually expand and scale to hire refugee and immigrant women...while taking who knows what the next adventure might be. But we'll be up for the challenge, knowing that this success can set up a vision for our future endeavors." - Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman
Watch now to learn more about Re+ and Refugee Artisan Initiative's role in reinventing the waste system:
Re+: Reinventing the waste system, transitioning to a sustainable economy from King County DNRP on Vimeo.