On March 27th we presented a new initiative to engage Tennessee-based companies of all sizes to create closed-loop systems in which one company’s waste is another company’s raw material. As we ended the presentation, we put out a call to action for Tennessee businesses and organizations interested in the project to get in touch – if this means you, fill out this form!
During this hour long session, representatives from General Motors, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conversation and the US Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD) presented on:
- The concept and implementation of business-to-business material reuse and the plethora of business opportunities that can be uncovered.
- The US BCSD’s Materials Marketplace, a new tool being used in Austin and other regions around the US to help companies easily post materials available or desired, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials.
- Our next steps and plan to engage with Tennessee automotive businesses and manufacturers to facilitate and launch a materials reuse network in the state.
Waste is just a resource out of place – lets work together to keep these high value resources out of the landfill and put them back into the hands of the Tennessee businesses that can use them best.