New nonprofit seeks partnership with reuse businesses

ReUSE Minnesota has official launch this month

­­ReUSE Minnesota, a new non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, is looking for local reuse, repair and rental businesses to join together to focus on promoting reusing in Minnesota.

Madalyn Cioci, former board member of Linden Hills Power and Light, is president-elect of the new alliance. ReUSE Minnesota will officially launch June 26 with nine founding member organizations, including CostumeRentals, Arc’s Value Village thrift store and Bridging furniture bank.

Anna Arkin, coordinator of ReUSE Minnesota, said the organization has several goals, including networking and connecting with Minnesota reuse businesses, educating the public about the benefits of reusing and collecting data about reusing in Minnesota.

“There is certainly a number of reuse businesses we have communicated with that I think would benefit from membership in our organization,” Arkin said. “At the corner, for example, of 50th & Xerxes there’s a bunch of reuse businesses.”

ReUSE Minnesota will be holding a launch event to introduce itself to potential members on from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 26 at Summit Brewery in St. Paul.

For more information on ReUSE Minnesota, visit reusemn.org.