Eradicating Single Use Plastic and Breaking Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels
Who We Are
Reusable Solutions is an outreach organization that focuses on eradicating single use plastic and climate change through business promotion and influencing environmental policy. We believe that innovative business and smart environmental policy are the most effective means to transition from a linear to a circular economy. Our planet depends on it. Part of this transition is connecting reusable and renewable businesses with consumers through a community-based, grassroots process.
An Aspiring Zero Waste and Zero Emissions Music Festival
We’re more than excited to announce the Imagine Zero music festival. Buy tickets here!
Imagine Zero Music Festival’s mission is to have a festival that is zero carbon and zero waste. That means having the show entirely powered by renewable energy and have no trash. We know it’s unlikely to get all the way there for now, but we think it’s worth a shot to try and see how close we get. Read about all the initiatives we're working on here.
This festival attempts to provide a living example of what is possible for sustainable festivals. We want people to use all their senses to see, touch, smell, taste and most importantly hear what sustainability sounds like. We want bands, fans, and venues to point to this festival and say hey they did it, why can’t we do the same? Music has the incredible power to bring people together and create change.
Musicians for Sustainability
Does this picture bother you? If so, let's do something about it! Reusable Solutions has launched Musicans For Sustainability. It is a band pledge that has the musicians themselves pushing for sustainability in their industry. The pledge is that they ask the venues they play to implement at least 3 of 6 eco-friendly eco-friendly solutions. Those are:
Reusable Can Carriers or Bottles
EV Charging (incentivizing low carbon travel)
Water Refill Stations
If you're a band that's interested in signing, know a band that is, or are a venue looking to become part of the solution, go to this website.
VT Can Carrier Reuse Program
Reusable Solutions has teamed up with Eco Friendly Beer Drinker to bring this initiative to fruition. The idea is simple, bring your can carriers back to a participating brewery or retailer. They will either reuse them, donate them to another brewery that reuses. The pilot program started in November of 2021 with 10 breweries and reused over 10,000 in a 2 month period. As of January 2023, we have over 60 collection locations throughout the state and are collecting over 10,000 a month.
Look for the below in your local brewery or beer store to drop off your carriers. To read more about the initiative check out the latest press release here.
Zero Waste Education Talks
The above video is a talk about supporting Zero Waste in Vermont. It's part of a monthly program called Green Drinks presented by Sustainable Woodstock. These talks span a variety of topics which include what happens to our trash and recycling when we throw it out out, why reuse is better, and how to make reuse happen. Mr. Kogan is available to do these talks anywhere virtually or in person.