step 1

Post Available or Wanted Materials 


To foster strong communication and efficient implementation of material reuse opportunities, participants use an online database to post and trade materials. This space provides neutral ground to stimulate creation of innovative reuse solutions.

step 2

We Help Sort Through the Data and Identify Resource Matches

Core to the program is a facilitated process that allows companies to understand each other’s material flows and stimulates collaborative, innovative and business-friendly solutions. What starts as an effort to address your company’s materials challenges quickly becomes a collaboration of companies and entrepreneurs working on ‘our’ by-product issues.

step 3

After a Quick Check of the Feasibility, You Make The Exchange

The project team supports exchanges by leveraging best practices from our extensive case study library, international network of material reuse projects, technical partners and engineering expertise from partner companies. Upon completion of the transaction, the project team will do an analysis on the exchange and report back on the environmental and economic impact.

Have a particularly challenging material with no immediate match? We will expand our network to find a solution or engage entrepreneurs who could use it as a new business feedstock.

The Ohio Materials Marketplace is hosted on the award-winning Materials Marketplace software platform from the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development. This online tool enables participating companies and project staff to easily post available or wanted materials, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials. Hundreds of large and small companies, academic institutions, non-profits and entrepreneurs are using the Materials Marketplace around the world. 


  • Expert support for identification of reuse opportunities and materials exchange facilitation.

  • Engage employees across your organization on creative material reuse.

  • Track and report environmental and economic benefits of transactions.

  • Constant improvements make the Materials Marketplace more powerful, visually appealing, and user friendly.


Participation in the Ohio Materials Marketplace doesn't take a major time and staff commitment and your company/organization account can be configured for a variety of setups and needs.

one facility, single user

Ideal for small businesses, where the company administrator also has knowledge of material inputs, waste and by-products.

one facility, multiple users

Ideal for larger single-facility businesses where multiple users may be sourcing materials, and managing waste and by-products. A single company administrator can manage all users from one account as well. 

multiple facilities, multiple users

For large companies with multiple facilities, each individual location can be added to the marketplace, have it's own users, and a single company administrator account to keep track of it all.