The Excess Materials Exchange is a digital matching platform that identifies high-value re-use options for excess materials or waste products that a company produces.
TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Government
KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Any material, component or product can be exchanged on the EME, however in their pilot they unlocked the potential across 18 streams.
MORE INFORMATION: https://excessmaterialsexchange.com/
Far too many resources and secondary materials are disposed of prematurely, a major failure of the current linear market structure. However, there is a growing call for circular models that place great value on keeping resources in circulation for continued use.
The Excess Materials Exchange (EME) is a digital platform that unlocks the potential of excess materials and products by matching them to their highest value uses. They give materials, products and waste streams a new high-value reuse destination.
Here’s how it works:
EME’s Pilot Report can be downloaded at the following link: https://excessmaterialsexchange.com/pilot-report-release/
Similar online platforms exist, one such solution was developed by the City of Austin, Texas called the Materials Marketplace, along with the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development.
From food to electrical to tulip waste, EME has helped numerous industries identify value in what would otherwise become waste. See:
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