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About


The Materials Marketplace is an award-winning regional and national platform to facilitate company-to-company industrial reuse. Through the cloud-based platform, traditional and non-traditional industrial waste streams are matched with new product and revenue opportunities, ultimately enabling the culture shift to a circular, closed-loop economy. In addition to diverting waste from landfills, these recovery activities generate significant cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.

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About


The Materials Marketplace is an award-winning regional and national platform to facilitate company-to-company industrial reuse. Through the cloud-based platform, traditional and non-traditional industrial waste streams are matched with new product and revenue opportunities, ultimately enabling the culture shift to a circular, closed-loop economy. In addition to diverting waste from landfills, these recovery activities generate significant cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.

Materials matching has been tried many times before, but several new developments make now a better time than ever for making this concept a normal business practice.

Growing corporate buy-in and interest in new circular economy business solutions

new momentum behind innovative climate change solutions coming out of the Paris Agreement

The evolving sophistication of intelligent materials matching software


Awards and Recognition

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The Pilot


Economic & environmental impact

Over the past 20 years the Materials Marketplace process has broken down barriers to cross-industry collaboration and has helped companies identify opportunities to minimize waste and create efficiencies.

The Pilot


Economic & environmental impact

Over the past 20 years the Materials Marketplace process has broken down barriers to cross-industry collaboration and has helped companies identify opportunities to minimize waste and create efficiencies.

Benefit from significant economic savings by sourcing cheaper feedstocks from industrial by-products and recycled materials, and reduce landfill disposal fees.

Material production and use comprises 42% of system-wide GHG emissions in the US. Reuse of materials is a proven strategy to reduce your company's carbon footprint.

In addition to GHG reductions, the Materials Marketplace can create additional positive environmental impacts through better and more efficient use of materials.

Globally, the circular economy is a trillion dollar opportunity, with the potential to create 100,000 new jobs by 2019. The marketplace can help stimulate this job growth regionally and nationally.

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How it Works


How it Works

Materials Marketplace projects are hosted on the award-winning Materials Marketplace software platform from the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Pathway21. This online tool enables participating companies and project staff to easily post materials available or desired, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials. Hundreds of companies - large and small - academic institutions, non-profits and entrepreneurs are using the Materials Marketplace around the world. 

How it Works


How it Works

Materials Marketplace projects are hosted on the award-winning Materials Marketplace software platform from the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Pathway21. This online tool enables participating companies and project staff to easily post materials available or desired, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials. Hundreds of companies - large and small - academic institutions, non-profits and entrepreneurs are using the Materials Marketplace around the world. 

More than a passive materials exchange, through a built-in interface the project team monitors marketplace activity, identifies possible reuse opportunities and actively pushes out those opportunities to relevant companies as recommendations. If the parties involved need assistance, the project team helps facilitates transactions between companies. Additionally, the marketplace also includes:

  • Photo uploads of available resources, giving other marketplace users a more detailed and visually appealing way of browsing. 
  • Secure and unique log-ins for all users and training on software use and data entry. The project team provides immediate assistance to users, addressing any technical difficulties. The software also produces “bug reports” and performance issues for resolution by our software developers. 
  • Ongoing development - the project team is actively working on a list of software enhancements to make it more powerful, visually appealing, and user friendly. 
  • Start­up templates based on industry and facility type to expedite initial data entry and to encourage users to consider resources available creatively. 
  • Search, sort, and filter functions to quickly locate specific resources desired. The software also notifies users when a high match potential resource becomes available. 
  • Tracking and execution of all steps of the transaction. Project staff will monitor transaction progress closely to work through any difficulties. 
  • Detailed reports on cost savings and environmental benefits for specific transactions or total benefits of all transactions. 
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Materials Leadership Council


Materials Leadership Council

State Environmental Commissioners and National Business Leaders Launch Materials Leadership Council

Materials Leadership Council


Materials Leadership Council

State Environmental Commissioners and National Business Leaders Launch Materials Leadership Council

 

As interest in Sustainable Materials Management grows within both the public and private sectors, and the Materials Marketplace platform has emerged as a leading path to Sustainable Materials Management, an historic Materials Leadership Council is being established among members of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) and of the US BCSD. 

The initial purpose of this important public-private partnership is to connect the capabilities and interests of state and business leaders to scale creative material reuse across industries and develop policy solutions that support these shared goals. ECOS Materials Leadership Council members are environmental commissioners from the states of Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Louisiana. US BCSD participants are senior representatives of General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand, Entergy, LafargeHolcim, and others. 

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Collaborators


A Collaborative Platform

The Marketplace not only provides a way for companies to align material streams, but also serves an increasingly important convening role. It amplifies the voices of like-minded businesses seeking to modernize regulatory structures to better enable sound materials reuse across borders and boundaries. And to address the challenge of including smaller players, a new co-op approach is in development to connect city, state and national-level projects together through the Marketplace platform.

Collaborators


A Collaborative Platform

The Marketplace not only provides a way for companies to align material streams, but also serves an increasingly important convening role. It amplifies the voices of like-minded businesses seeking to modernize regulatory structures to better enable sound materials reuse across borders and boundaries. And to address the challenge of including smaller players, a new co-op approach is in development to connect city, state and national-level projects together through the Marketplace platform.

Through the Materials Marketplace platform, participating companies form a tight knit network of like-minded peers working together to find and implement new opportunities to better manage their materials. In addition, projects are also supported by leading universities to introduce new cutting edge solutions to the most difficult challenges.

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Get Involved


Get Involved

Get engaged to access new and innovative business opportunities to reduce your company’s waste-to-landfill and carbon footprint, collaborate with like-minded peers, and implement real strategies within a new circular economy.

Get Involved


Get Involved

Get engaged to access new and innovative business opportunities to reduce your company’s waste-to-landfill and carbon footprint, collaborate with like-minded peers, and implement real strategies within a new circular economy.

Our goal is to make your company's participation in the Materials Marketplace as time-effective as possible. We've streamlined our processes down to a handful of easy steps, decreasing the time commitment needed to get involved and increasing the results. Send us an inquiry to learn more about getting involved today.


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United States Materials Marketplace

National scale, tailored for large organizations with multiple facilities across the US. http://materialsmarketplace.org 

Turkey Materials Marketplace

National scale, tailored for large, medium and small organizations with multiple facilities across Turkey. http://turkey.materialsmarketplace.org

Ohio Materials Marketplace

State scale, supported by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), open to participants with operations in Ohio. http://ohio.materialsmarketplace.org

Tennessee Materials Marketplace

State scale, supported by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, open to participants with operations in Tennessee in Q3 2017.

Southern CA Materials Marketplace

Regional in scale, currently seeking project champions and early adopters. http://sandiego.materialsmarketplace.org

Austin Materials Marketplace

City scale, supported by the City of Austin and Austin Resource Recovery, starting its third year of operation. http://austinmaterialsmarketplace.org

ROC Detroit

City scale in Detroit, Michigan. Currently seeking start-up funding support.