Annually, 2.2 million tons of waste are produced on Oʻahu alone. Construction and demolition activity is the largest contributor to the waste stream, accounting for roughly 30% of all waste generated.
Re-use Hawaiʻi was founded in 2006 on a mission to cultivate the circular economy in Hawaiʻi and transform waste into resources. Re-use Hawaiʻi offers deconstruction as a sustainable alternative to demolition and makes the salvaged material available to the public at largely discounted prices.
Through their programs, Re-use Hawaiʻi diverts tons of reusable building material from landfills each week, transforms waste into resources, and contributes to a circular and sustainable economy for Hawaiʻi.