Have you heard the saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? Businesses in Ohio are adopting that philosophy through the Ohio Materials Marketplace, where one organization’s hard-to-recycle wastes and byproducts become another company’s raw materials.
A no-cost online platform enables participating companies to easily post wanted materials, identify reuse opportunities and exchange underutilized materials. In the first two years of operation, more than 1,000 members used the Ohio Materials Marketplace to divert nearly 3.7 million pounds of material from landfills. We’re excited to see what the future holds as the marketplace continues to grow.