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Deconstruction and ReUse Network Founder and President Lorenz Schilling to Present at the 2nd Annual Reuse Conference and Expo

3-day Event Highlights the Triple Bottom Line of Reuse

Laguna Beach, CA – October 1, 2012: Lorenz Schilling, founder and president of Deconstruction and ReUse Network, Inc. (DRN), has been selected to present during the 2nd Annual Reuse Conference and Expo (ReuseConex) in Portland, Oregon, October 18-20, 2012.   Schilling’s presentation “Common Municipal Barriers to Diversion Achievement Through ReUse” will highlight opportunities for achieving waste diversion that are often times overlooked; discuss common municipal barriers; and explain why recycling should not be the first, or only, solution.

“I’m thankful to ReuseConex for providing a forum to discuss such a critical topic,” says Schilling. “The sooner we identify the challenges of waste diversion and support at the municipal level, the sooner we can work together to overcome them and put our great ideas into action.”

DRN is an environmental & humanitarian nonprofit based in Laguna Beach that serves the entire state of California. DRN’s goal is to educate and empower homeowners, building industry professionals and civic leaders to adopt deconstruction as an alternative to traditional demolition, thereby keeping C&D materials out of landfills.   The company works with a network of individuals and organizations to reclaim and distribute reusable building materials; making it easier for property owners to deconstruct rather than demolish, then donate salvaged materials for reuse with complimentary nonprofits.

ReuseConex is a bi-annual event held by the Reuse Alliance, a national nonprofit working to increase awareness of reuse by educating the public about the social, environmental and economic benefits of reuse. This conference is the only one of its kind in the United States.

“We need to work together to secure continued life for reusable items in order to reduce waste,” adds Schilling.

About Deconstruction & ReUse Network: 
Deconstruction & ReUse Network is an environmental and social benefit corporation 501(c)(3), whose mission is to promote and empower deconstruction practices and to grow a greater reuse network for quality building materials through partnerships with complimentary operations and organizations. Deconstruction & ReUse Network currently serves Northern and Southern California with partnerships that benefit Habitat for Humanity and Corazon. 

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