ResourcefulME is a three year research project designed to explore the social, environmental and economic value of Maine’s vibrant reuse economy.  From road-side flea markets and high-end antique stores, to Uncle Henry’s circulars and church thrift shops – signs of Maine’s tradition of reuse are hard to miss.  Using a unique combination of in-depth, on-the-ground conversation with folks across the state, archival research and spatial economic modeling we aim to learn more about the historical construction, contemporary relevance, and future potential of second-hand economies in Maine.