March Madness - Austin Materials Marketplace Style

  The UpCycle area at South by Southwest's Trade Show - a collaborative effort between the Austin Materials Marketplace team, South by Southwest, and Austin Resource Recovery. 

The UpCycle area at South by Southwest's Trade Show - a collaborative effort between the Austin Materials Marketplace team, South by Southwest, and Austin Resource Recovery. 

March was a wild month for Austin and the Austin Materials Marketplace program - South by Southwest electrified Austin for 9 days and joined forces with the Marketplace program to divert a record-shattering amount of materials.

The Marketplace team and our partners at Austin Resource Recovery worked with the SXSW trade show, Sony’s activation, and the Land of Lake’s activation. All in all, 16 Marketplace participants diverted approximately 15,000 pounds of materials from the landfill - our most impactful effort to date. Materials rescued from the landfill as a result of this collaboration include construction materials (lumber, insulation foam, flooring, and more), furniture pieces, decor items, office supplies, and electronics.

We can’t wait to share more details about this effort, where the materials ended up, and how you can get involved in more of our event material recovery efforts. Stay tuned...

 

Katie Duffy