Join the Circular Economy in Tennessee

Join the Tennessee Materials Marketplace and divert waste from landfills, generate significant cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.

 
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The Tennessee 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.

Business Led

The platform is a safe and secure tool for your business. Participation creates true triple-bottom-line benefits; creating economic value, and positive environmental and social impact.

Technology Enabled

The program's growth and scale is enabled by the Materials Marketplace platform, a cloud-based marketplace for posting, finding and exchanging underutilized materials.

Award Winning

The Materials Marketplace has won awards from the World Economic Forum, Environmental Leader, and the International Economic Development Council.

Actively Facilitated

We actively push out recommendations for matches by leveraging best practices from our case study library, international network of material reuse projects, and technical partners; and overcome barriers through a facilitated process.

Economic and Environmental Impact

The Tennessee Materials Marketplace program breaks down barriers to cross-industry collaboration and helps companies identify opportunities to minimize waste and create efficiencies.

 
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The Materials Marketplace creates measurable economic, greenhouse gas, environmental and social impact.

 
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Benefit from significant economic savings by sourcing cheaper feedstocks from industrial by-products and recycled materials,  as well as reduce landfill disposal fees.

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In addition to GHG reductions, the Materials Marketplace can create additional positive environmental impacts through better and more efficient use of materials.

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Material production and use comprises 42 percent of system-wide GHG emissions in the U.S. Materials reuse is a proven strategy to reduce your company's carbon footprint.

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Globally, the circular economy is a trillion dollar opportunity, with the potential to create 100,000 new jobs by 2019. The marketplace can help stimulate this job growth in Tennessee.

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. 

 
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Sign up using the form below. Participation is open to any company or organization in or near Tennessee that wants to explore new opportunities to transform waste materials into new products, or secure recycled material streams to reduce use of virgin feedstocks.

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The US BCSD shall, and shall take reasonable steps to cause its contractors to, abide by the following confidentiality provision: The US BCSD shall maintain the confidentiality of all confidential information provided by Participant and identified in writing as confidential (“Participant Confidential Information”) and will not use or disclose such Participant Confidential Information to others without the prior written consent of Participant except for the purposes contemplated herein or when such use or disclosure is required by order of a court or governmental agency. Prior to disclosing Participant Confidential Information to the Program Team and other participants in the Program, such other participants shall be bound by the same or substantially similar confidentiality provision. Participant shall maintain the confidentiality of all information identified in writing as confidential and provided to Participant by the US BCSD (“Project Confidential Information”) and will not use or disclose such Project Confidential Information to others without the prior written consent of the US BCSD, except for the purposes contemplated herein or when such use or disclosure is required by order of a court or governmental agency. Information that is generally known to the public other than as a result of a breach of this section, or that has been disclosed to the US BCSD or Participant, as the case may be, on a non-confidential basis by third parties who have a right to do so shall not be deemed Participant Confidential Information or Project Confidential Information. The terms of this section shall survive and remain in effect following any termination of this Agreement for a period of five (5) years. The US BCSD shall be allowed to publish or grant rights to publish information regarding the Program, provided that no Participant Confidential Information shall be disclosed, without the prior written consent of the Participant.
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Create Value

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Do Good for the Environment

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Reduce CO2

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Stimulate & Inspire Local Jobs