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Re-use Hawaii upcycles new seating options for Eat the Street

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Re-use Hawaii, a non-profit organization that reduces waste through reuse, has teamed up with Street Grindz to provide covered seating for the weekly Eat the Street events in Kakaako. Look for six new benches and four large tables, made from salvaged building materials, at Eat the Street this Friday, May 26. More seating options will roll out in subsequent weeks.

Partnerships like this leverage Re-use Hawaii’s mission of reducing and reusing by bringing the concept to local community events.

“We’re very excited about this partnership and thrilled to help out Eat the Street, which is such an iconic Kakaako community event,” said Quinn Vittum, executive director at Re-use Hawaii. “We want people to enjoy their food comfortably, and we want to show them some examples of the amazing things they can make with rescued materials from our warehouse.”

Re-use Hawaii was established in 2007 with a mission to solve Oahu’s construction and demolition debris problem, which makes up one-third of the island’s waste. The non-profit offers deconstruction services as an alternative to demolition. Trained crews take apart homes, buildings, and other structures and rescue the reusable materials from being wasted in Oahu’s landfills.

All the materials from Re-use Hawaii’s deconstruction projects are available at affordable prices at its warehouse store in Kakaako. Stop by and find the materials you need for your next DIY or home remodeling project!

For more information visit reusehawaii.org and come check out Re-use’s upcycled outdoor furniture at this Friday’s Eat the Street.