The Austin Materials Marketplace is an online platform allowing businesses and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials.
The program aims to create a closed-loop, collaborative network of businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs 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 generate significant cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.
The platform provides a safe, secure and controllable tool for your business. Solutions in the marketplace have true triple-bottom-line benefits; creating economic value that's also good for the environment and the community.
The program's growth and scale is enabled by the Materials Marketplace platform, a cloud-based marketplace for posting, finding and exchanging underutilized materials.
The Materials Marketplace has won awards from the World Economic Forum, Environmental Leader, and the International Economic Development Council.
Over 335 local businesses - small and large, non-profits, educational institutions and community organizations share resources through the program.
Economic and Environmental Impact
The Austin Materials Marketplace program has broken down barriers to cross-industry collaboration and has helped companies identify opportunities to minimize waste and create efficiencies.
Since the launch of the program in 2014, the Austin Materials Marketplace has created some fantastic success stories and impressive impact metrics.
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How it Works and How to Join
The Materials Marketplace enables participating organizations and project staff to easily post materials available or desired, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials. Hundreds of companies - large and small - academic institutions, non-profits and entrepreneurs are using the Materials Marketplace around the world.
Sign up using the form below. Participation is open to any company or organization that wants to explore new opportunities to transform waste materials into new products, or secure recycled material streams to reduce use of virgin feedstocks.
The Austin Materials Marketplace was fully-funded by Austin Resource Recovery for the first two contract years, August 2014 to August 2016, with the intention to gradually transition to a network-supported, self-funding model starting in Fall 2017. Monetary donations from participating businesses and organizations will help sustain the long-term success of the program. Learn more at the links below or contact us to donate.