Reduce, reuse, recycle. We're pretty well along in the third of those, but not so organized on the first two.
Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity wants to focus on the second one: reuse. Its "ReStore" in Medford and a sister store in White City already sell items for home and construction that have been used already.
Now there's a plan to go further into repairing items for re-sale, to cut down on the financial and environmental costs of obtaining new raw materials for manufacturing.
Three guests join us: Executive Director Denise James and ReStore Director Ron McKinley from Habitat, and Craig Filip, who works on solid-waste reduction at Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality.