This research is critical to the reuse industry. It is empowering to have access to critical data - data allows us to guide the organization, evaluate program effectiveness, generate stakeholder reports, and much more.
— Erika Johnson, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

RESEARCH

Reuse Sector Data Standard

The reuse community currently lacks a standardized mechanism to capture and disseminate critical information about its triple bottom line impacts. These impacts include, but are not limited to, environmental impact (e.g. tons diverted from the waste stream, GHG avoided), economic impact (e.g. # of green jobs created, $ tax revenues, $ tax deductions, $avoided purchase costs, etc.) and social impact (e.g. # of low-income families assisted, # of schools assisted).

The Reuse Sector Data Standard (aka "Measure Your Treasure") is the common language and methodology for measuring the triple bottom line impacts of reuse. 

We are currently seeking  funding to establish the Reuse Sector Data Standard project to create an industry-backed standard for capturing and disseminating reuse statistics.