The ReUse People reduces the solid waste stream and changes the way the built environment is renewed by salvaging building materials and distributing them for reuse.
An Interview With Ted Reiff
The ReUse People of America, Inc. (www.thereusepeople.org) is an environmental organization that salvages used building materials and markets them for new construction. TRP is a leader in the emerging field of deconstruction, which, unlike traditional demolition, involves the careful dismantling of buildings in order to preserve their reusable components. In the 13 plus years since its founding,TRP has deconstructed residential, commercial and industrial buildings ranging from single family residences to military housing complexes and large-scale movie sets. TRP has diverted over 260,000 tons of materials from local landfills.