Mitchell Center hosts Maine Reuse Summit to celebrate state’s vibrant reuse economy

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 12:45pm

Researchers at the University of Maine will host the virtual Maine Reuse Summit to celebrate Maine’s vibrant reuse economy Wednesday, June 9, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Attendees will learn about a multi-year research project on Maine’s reuse sector from researchers who conducted it. They will disclose findings from a statewide survey, national economic data and ethnographic engagement to help reuse practitioners and members of the public understand the economic and social value of reuse in Maine. 

The second half of the event will be dedicated to building relationships between participants involved in the reuse sector. All attendees interested in participating are welcome. This half of the event will feature interactive components, breakout rooms and opportunities to connect with others across Maine and beyond on the topic of reuse.

The summit is free and available via Zoom; registration is required and can be done online. For more information, visit the webpage for the event. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth, 207.581.3196;


Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions:

The Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine aspires to be a leader and valued partner in understanding and solving problems related to the growing challenge of improving human well-being while protecting the environment. We collaborate with diverse stakeholders and bring together faculty and students from many different fields. By connecting knowledge with action, we seek to create a brighter environmental, social and economic future in and beyond Maine.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university. It is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,741 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit