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About


The United States Materials Marketplace is a project from the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and Corporate Eco Forum to scale up business-to-business materials reuse across the US. This marketplace facilitates company-to-company industrial reuse opportunities that support the culture shift to a circular, closed-loop economy.

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About


The United States Materials Marketplace is a project from the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and Corporate Eco Forum to scale up business-to-business materials reuse across the US. This marketplace facilitates company-to-company industrial reuse opportunities that support the culture shift to a circular, closed-loop economy.

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, demonstrated by our three global business organizations

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

The evolving sophistication of intelligent materials matching software

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The Pilot


Results at Scale

The US Materials Marketplace launched as a pilot project in the summer of 2015 to affirm the feasibility of a national-scale marketplace. Initial results from this pilot, which ran for only three months from June to August 2015, include:

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The Pilot


Results at Scale

The US Materials Marketplace launched as a pilot project in the summer of 2015 to affirm the feasibility of a national-scale marketplace. Initial results from this pilot, which ran for only three months from June to August 2015, include:

participating Companies

Materials Being Sought

US Facilities Onboard  

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Recommended Matches

million tons made available

Transactions Explored

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How it Works


How it Works

The project is hosted on the US BCSD's cloud-based Materials Marketplace software. This online tool enables participating companies and project staff to easily post materials available or desired, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials.

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How it Works


How it Works

The project is hosted on the US BCSD's cloud-based Materials Marketplace software. This online tool enables participating companies and project staff to easily post materials available or desired, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials.

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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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 to the Marketplace.

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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 to the Marketplace.

Through the project, participating companies - mostly from the US BCSD, WBCSD and Corporate Eco Forum membership base - form a tight knit network of like-minded peers working together to find and implement new opportunities to better manage their materials. The goal is to have more than 100 companies participating by the end of 2016. In addition, the project is also supported by leading universities to introduce new cutting edge solutions to the most difficult challenges.

Leading Companies

Academic Support

Center for Industrial Ecology

Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering

College of Architecture

Regional Collaborators

 
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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.

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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.

Our goal is to make your company's participation in the project 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:

step 1

Get in touch and tell us more about your companies goals, needs and facilities in the US. We'll help answer any remaining questions, and can do an online demo of the software for you and your team.

step 2

If the marketplace is a good match, you'll then be guided through our onboarding process, which includes marketplace account setup for your company and any/all facilities you'd like to have engaged, initial upload of materials data, and technical training on how to use the software.

step 3

Your materials available and company profile will be added into our match analysis processes, and we'll actively push out and facilitate match recommendations with other participants. Our biggest requirement from you at this stage is to stay engaged and active, responding to communications and match inquiries in a timely manner.