Big Reuse




Tax ID:


Tax-Exempt Status:


Budget (2016):

Revenue: $2,128,879
Expenses: $2,421,753
Assets: $154,618

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Big Reuse is a recycling organization in New York City that has shown support for the Green New Deal and has opposed the use of zero carbon nuclear energy. 1

Opposition to Nuclear Energy

Big Reuse was one of more than 600 co-signing organizations on a January 2019 open letter to Congress titled “Legislation to Address the Urgent Threat of Climate Change.” The signatories declared their support for new laws to bring about “100 percent decarbonization” of the transportation sector but denounced nuclear power as an example of “dirty energy” that should not be included in any legislation promoting the use of so-called “renewable energy.” 2

Nuclear power plants produce no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions, and as of 2021 accounted for 19 percent of American electricity production—the largest source of zero carbon electricity in the United States. 3 An October 2018 proposal from The Nature Conservancy noted that zero-carbon nuclear plants produced 7.8 percent of total world energy output and recommended reducing carbon emissions by increasing nuclear capacity to 33 percent of total world energy output. 4



  1. “Group letter to Congress urging Green New Deal passage.” Earthworks. January 10, 2019. Accessed July 27, 2023.
  2. “Group letter to Congress urging Green New Deal passage.” Earthworks. January 10, 2019. Accessed July 27, 2023.
  3. “Nuclear explained.” U.S. Energy Information Administration. Accessed July 25, 2023.
  4. “The Science of Sustainability.” The Nature Conservancy. October 13, 2018. Accessed July 25, 2023.

Supported Movements

  1. Green New Deal (GND)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2016

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2016 Dec Form 990 $2,128,879 $2,421,753 $154,618 $411,457 N $590,269 $0 $31 $77,582
    2015 Dec Form 990 $851,575 $851,023 $596,293 $560,258 N $177,544 $0 $11 $34,327 PDF
    2015 Mar Form 990 $36,342 $859 $35,483 $0 N $36,342 $0 $0 $0

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Big Reuse

    BROOKLYN, NY 11205-3561