* BIG!NYC's reuse centers are on their way to divert 4,000,000 pounds of usable building materials from the landfill in 2013.
* Our diversion rate reduces climate change emission by 3,200 MTCOE, which is like saving 360,000 gallons of gas.
* BIG!Compost has diverted 267,230 pounds of food scraps and given away 159,240 pounds of compost and 49,620 pounds of mulch so far this year.
* BIG!Blooms has given away 5,345 pieces of retired lumber to build 2,226 garden beds in over 1,269 community and school gardens in NYC.
* BIG!Gives Back has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.
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Happy 2013! Reuseolution Time!
Every New Year's Day people around the world make a resolution - this year BIG!NYC would like to challenge you to think about making a "Reuseolution" - a new year's resolution to reuse!
Here are some ideas from our staff:
"Saving all cotton clothing for reuse as wall insulation." ~ Will, Building Management
"I'm going to commit to composting all my kitchen scraps." ~ Max, Deconstruction Manager
"I plan to incorporate reuse in my gift giving in 2013, and I'm already inspired by projects I've found on Pinterest!" ~ Jack, Communications Manager
"I'm never going to buy anything new, ever again." ~ Harvey, Gowanus Reuse Center Assistant Manager
Share your Reuseolution on our Facebook page!