The San Diego Materials Marketplace aims to create a closed-loop, collaborative network of businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs in San Diego County where one organization’s hard-to-recycle waste and by-products becomes another organization’s raw material. In addition to diverting waste from landfills, these recovery activities will generate significant cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.
post materials available and/or materials you may be able to use
To foster strong communication and efficient implementation of material reuse opportunities, participants will use an online database where materials needed and available are posted and trades are facilitated. This space is confidential, secure and provides a neutral ground to stimulate creation of innovative reuse solutions.
we’ll help sort through the data and ID resource matches
Core to the program is a facilitated process that allows companies to understand each other’s material flows and stimulates collaborative, innovative and business-friendly solutions. What starts as an effort to address ‘my’ company’s materials challenges quickly becomes a diverse mix of companies and entrepreneurs working on ‘our’ by-product issues.
after a quick check of the feasibility, you make the exchange
The project team will support exchanges by leveraging best practices from our extensive case study library, national network of material reuse projects, technical partners that include the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, the Ohio State University’s Center for Resilience, Sustainable Surplus Exchange and engineering expertise from partner companies.