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CROWDRISE : Apr 22, 2014
Tax ID: 45-4443365
BASED: Pittsburgh, PA, United States



Transforming Waste

The Reuse Everything Institute, Inc. (REII) is transforming waste plastic bottles into low-cost construction materials and entrepreneurial venture opportunities. REII is exploring ways to bring modern life into sustainable harmony with nature. REII partners with institutions such as the Carnegie Mellon University/Engineers without Borders, the Mascaro Center for Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh and Fundación Maquipucuna in search for this harmony. We seek your support.

We are currently working with a dedicated group of student engineers from Carnegie Mellon University's Engineers without Borders to semi-automate a process to convert waste plastic bottles into low-cost construction materials. REII will be field-testing our process in Ecuador by creating a roof for an Organic gardening training center. We currently need $50k to field-test our current design.

We use over 300 billion plastic bottles each year or about 50 bottles per person on the planet. If each perosn were to give ten cents per bottle used, REII could radically reduce the number of bottles that become waste. Our goal is to make used plastic bottles too valuable to throw away. The products we can produce will add that much value to those waste bottles. With your help we can make this vision a reality, please give generousrly for a cleaner, more prosperous future.

Tax ID: 45-4443365 •


Building a machine to make roofs out of waste plastic bottles

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