The Austin Materials Marketplace is an easy-to-use resource for AISD teachers to find classroom supplies and materials for new projects, and to share materials between classrooms and campuses.
By sourcing materials from the Austin Materials Marketplace, teachers also have a new opportunity to engage students in sustainable practices.
In addition to diverting waste from landfills, materials recovered through the program generate cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.
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 platform provides a safe, secure and controllable tool for your businesses. Solutions in the marketplace have true triple-bottom-line benefits; creating economic value that's also good for the environment and the community.
Over 300 local businesses - small and large, non-profits, educational institutions and community organizations share resources through the program.
The Materials Marketplace has won awards from the World Economic Forum, Environmental Leader, and the International Economic Development Council.