Cascade Alliance

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Reuse, Remanufacture and Recycle

Broadly defined, a waste-based business is any venture that makes money from discarded materials.

Items are diverted from several waste sources, including dumps, transfer stations, businesses and individual donations. In a waste-based business the items are reused, remanufactured, or recycled for a profit.

What are the benefits? In addition to a cleaner environment and more responsible use of our natural resources, the overarching benefit is permanent, full-time, and stable jobs with access to healthcare for people who often struggle to find employment within the mainstream workforce. These include ex-offenders, people experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, and/or people with low education and skill levels.

Cascade Alliance members are currently operating these waste-based businesses: