Reuse materials to reduce waste

Posted by Christine, July 14, 2015

Environmental News Service reports:

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 12, 2015 (ENS) – The newly formed National Materials Marketplace brings together more than 20 major companies with operations in the United States to avoid waste by making use of undervalued materials.

Led by the Corporate Eco Forum, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the new joint pilot project will operate through an online database. It will establish new circular supply chains, turning one company’s waste into raw material for others.

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Landfill in Danbury, Connecticut (Photo courtesy UN)

Andrew Mangan, executive director of US BCSD, said, “The increasing pressure on our natural resources sends a clear message – we need to find value in discarded materials.”

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