Industry helps power our economy, yet it creates massive amounts of waste. In fact, the creation and disposal of products and goods account for 21% of all heat-trapping emissions. How can we ensure that the energy, water, and other valuable resources used to manufacture products for consumption are not also contributing to the amount of waste we generate? Kendrick Kelsey, a Reuse Center Associate at Lifecycle Building Center, is working to keep products, like building materials, circulating back into the economy in ways that benefit people who can meaningfully make use of old materials and make them new by reclaiming waste as a resource. Lifecycle Building Center is helping to draw down emissions by capturing building materials from the waste stream and directing them back into the community through reuse.
Atlanta: Episode #
—Tuesday, November 15, 2022