Waste not: Company takes environmental approach to deconstruction in West Hawaii

  • Re-use Hawaii founder Quinn Vittum talks about the salvaging operation at Kona Village Resort at their yard below the Kaloko Light Industrial Area. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Johnny Costa, left, and Luis Enamorado remove nails from wood salvaged from the Kona Village Resort at Re-use Hawaii. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Salvaged wood from the Kona Village Resort is ready to be repurposed at Re-use Hawaii. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today). (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Re-use Hawaii Kona Redistribution Center Manager Damian Bilardo stands amongst salvaged wood from the Kona Village Resort. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Ohia lanai wraps from the Kona Village Resort are for sale at Re-use Hawaii. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Ohia lanai wraps from the Kona Village Resort are for sale at Re-use Hawaii. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The term “recycling” invokes images of sorting aluminum soda cans, tubs stacked with glass mason jars or bins full of plastic grocery bags, but re-usable material often comes on a far greater scale.