About the Materials Marketplace
The Materials Marketplace is an award-winning regional and national platform that connects businesses to develop and scale new reuse and recycling market opportunities. Through our 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.
Path to Scale
Idea (1992): bring multiple industries together to find and implement By-product Synergy.
Action (1992-2015): deploy regional projects to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of industrial materials reuse, and propel reuse in the national dialogue. Develop better tools and strengthen the work processes.
Scale (present): rapidly deploy multiple city, state, and national level reuse projects around the world. Enable the circular economy culture shift.
why get involved
The Materials Marketplace program breaks down barriers to cross-industry collaboration and helps companies identify opportunities to minimize waste, find new customers, and drive high-value business relationships.
The Materials Marketplace gives manufacturers practical ways to save money, improve supply chain resilience and generate value through reusable materials. Over 1,500 businesses - large and small - are using the Materials Marketplace across the United States.
The Marketplace incorporates a secure, cloud-based, multi-sided platform for finding, qualifying and transacting materials reuse opportunities. And it works on all your devices.
Marketplace activity is monitored, and reuse opportunities are identified and pushed to qualified companies as recommendations. If parties involved need assistance or an opportunity stalls, the platform is there to step in and facilitate movement.
Easy to Engage
State and city government sponsors have made it easy for businesses in their region to get engaged. Creating an account only takes a few minutes, and you can add material listings immediately after.
The Materials Marketplace enables participants to easily share details on materials available or desired, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials. Over 2,000 companies - large and small - academic institutions, non-profits and entrepreneurs are using the Materials Marketplace around the world. Click on one of the logos below to get engaged today.
The Materials Marketplace is a strong economic development driver for municipalities. It helped inspire the [Re]verse Pitch Competition, a social innovation program from the City of Austin and community partners including the US BCSD to help turn valuable raw materials that are currently leaving local businesses, non-profits, and institutions as waste into the foundation of new social enterprises. This four week program, run for the first time in November 2015, has helped launch new start-ups in the Austin area. Learn more at reversepitch.org.