Acknowledgements

This project would not have been possible without the commitment of the three business organizations leading it, each of which found strong reasons to join as a coalition to make it happen. Special thanks go to Amy O’Meara with the Corporate Eco Forum, Andrea Brown and Brendan Edgerton with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and to their members and colleagues who helped set the stage for this historic collaboration. 

Key United States Business Council for Sustainable Development staff contributing directly to the implementation and organization of the marketplace pilot are Daniel Kietzer and Rui He, without whose commitment and leadership the project would not have made it off the ground. And to Andrew Mangan, founder of the US BCSD, and his 20-year commitment to making material reuse a standard business practice; and to all of his mentors and their thought and action leadership capabilities and skills. 

Co-champions of the project, John Bradburn with General Motors and Kevin O’Donnell formerly with Nike, were critical to gaining momentum at the start of the project and contributed greatly to its substance and outcomes. 

Skilled staff engagement from the pilot project participants was equally essential. 

Disclaimer

This publication is released in the name of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and Corporate Eco Forum. This report, and the action plans within it, are the result of a collaborative effort between the US BCSD, WBCSD, Corporate Eco Forum and representatives from companies participating in the United States Materials Marketplace. A wide range of project participants and collaborators reviewed the material, thereby ensuring that the document broadly represents the majority view of the project. It does not mean, however, that every company within the project agrees with every word. 

No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this report, and, to the extent permitted by law, the US BCSD, WBCSD, Corporate Eco Forum, their members, employees and agents do not accept or assume any liability, responsibility or duty of care for any consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this report or for any decision based on it.