Reuse Provides Maximum Benefit in Conroe's Circular Economy
19 Apr 2023
Area Companies, More Is Made Here
Sustainable manufacturing processes are quickly gaining popularity as the main drivers of a circular economy. Companies across the country realize that sustainability’s economic, social and ethical advantages can lead to continued success.
The 7 R’s of the circular economy include Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle and Rot. Embracing the circular economy and incorporating sustainable business practices into their operations can help Conroe companies show that Circularity is Made Here.
Reusing items in your home is an easy way to help you feel good about your part in Conroe's circular economy. Sometimes though, there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as modernizing a room in your home. That new kitchen or bathroom can breathe new life into your living quarters. Furniture and appliances often get thrown out as part of that process, but one person’s trash can be another’s treasure! Conroe has numerous organizations in which to bring those items to make them available for others to reuse!
- Undergoing a home remodel? Instead of making a trip to the landfill, donate your gently-used furniture, appliances, flooring, cabinetry and more to ReStore. Owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, ReStore will reuse these supplies in the construction of affordable housing and home repairs at a fraction of the retail price.
- Finding a reliable used car at an acceptable cost can be challenging. God’s Garage in Conroe provides just that for single mothers, widows and wives of deployed military in need. Not only does God’s Garge find a unique way to reuse automobiles, but they help these under-resourced women with necessary repairs to their vehicles with no charge for the labor!
- Jazzy Junque wants to "Reclaim. Restore. Recycle." in Conroe and is sustained through the generosity of the public who donate wonderful items for resale in the store. All proceeds benefit New Danville, a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization that is a self-sustaining, master-planned, integrated community where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live, learn, work, and grow.
- Unique Resale in Conroe takes your donations of gently-used furniture, household goods and clothing. All proceeds benefit the programs and services provided by Community Assistance Center in serving neighbors across Montgomery County.
- Assistance League of Montgomery County is a nonprofit organization of member volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.The Assistance League Thrift Shop is the economic engine that provides approximately 80 percent of the budget that supports their philanthropic programs. The Thrift Shop carries items from boutique-quality clothing to everyday wear, from jewelry to electronics, from a child’s toy to a gently-used sofa, from decorative items to necessary kitchen utensils. Seasonal items and holiday decorations are available to provide shoppers with merchandise to brighten their home décor.
- Every day is a treasure hunt at It’s All Good Thrift Store, where 100 percent of the proceeds collected supports the ministry of Pregnancy Assistance Center North in Conroe, a 501(c)3 Christian pregnancy medical clinic that empowers and educates women and men regarding pregnancy and sexual health issues. Whether you are looking to update your current wardrobe, discover a unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry to complete an outfit, or purchase home décor and furniture to freshen up your home, It’s All Good Thrift Store can offer you quality merchandise with affordable pricing.
- Angels Loft is the home furnishings and clothing center that benefits Angel Reach in Conroe. Angels Loft sales support the organization’s ongoing mission to help kinship families, aged out foster youth and those at-risk of homelessness in the community. All sale proceeds directly support programs that better the lives of abused and neglected children in our community.
- Something Special Resale Store supports the Montgomery County Women’s Center, which assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The center operates transitional apartments for victims that are completely furnished with donated furniture and housewares. Residents and their children receive shoes and clothing since these items are generally left behind when fleeing. Donated items that cannot be used in the transitional housing are sold in the store, which helps keep the shelter open.
- Goodwill reuses your donated materials to help provide training and job opportunities at Goodwill for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.