Business Beat: PlanetReuse makes construction greener, immigrants reshaping Midwest agriculture | KBIA

Business Beat: PlanetReuse makes construction greener, immigrants reshaping Midwest agriculture

Oct 22, 2014

Credit Via the PlanetReuse website

Don’t waste what can be used to sustain—that’s the idea behind PlanetReuse, a Kansas City-based company that helps contractors exchange reclaimed construction materials that would otherwise be headed to the landfill. Missouri Business Alert’s Yizhu Wang sat down with founder and CEO Nathan Benjamin at Columbia’s Sustainapalooza to talk about the firm and what it means to be the self-described “go-to solution for reuse.”

Immigration is helping to re-shape what agriculture looks like in the Midwest. Farming is already more ethnically diverse than it was even a decade ago. In the first of a two-part series on immigration’s impact on agriculture, Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer introduces two young immigrants just staring out.