Pulling materials through the recycling system by increasing demand is critical to success. Michigan's material recovery facilities are producing bales of usable materials on a daily basis, and Michigan manufacturers are more motivated than ever to source recycled content and keep their waste and by-products out of the landfill.
In this webinar on Sept. 25th we’ll dive into the Michigan Materials Marketplace - a new program to connect Michigan businesses to develop and scale new reuse and recycling market opportunities.
Are you in Ann Arbor this week (May 14-16th) for the Michigan Recycling Coalition’s Annual Recycling Conference? Good! We are too. Come chat about the Michigan Materials Marketplace at the EGLE booth in the exhibition hall, and join us at 9:30am on Thursday morning for “The Business End of Recycling: Growing Local Markets” session. See you there!
If you have not heard of ISO 14001, you probably will. Companies doing business with Fortune 1000 and/or global entities are more frequently seeing it required. Good news is that it is not a burdensome, costly initiative and it has significant potential benefits. There is much you can do on your own and lots of assistance available.
Empty totes take up space, not just in your facility but also in our overcrowded landfills. You can use the Tennessee Materials Marketplace to help get them out of your way, knowing they will be given another life or disposed of properly.
Does your company have waste or by-product materials that are currently going to landfill? Or are you looking to secure recycled material streams to reduce use of virgin feedstocks? If yes, sign up on the Michigan Materials Marketplace and let us help you divert waste from landfills, drive cost savings, energy savings, and create new business opportunities.
The auto industry has long been at the forefront of innovation, particularly when it comes to manufacturing processes and materials management. Back in the early 1900s, Henry Ford was famous for introducing vertical integration into manufacturing processes.
General Motors thinks of waste as a resource out of place. To help make the zero-waste mindset more mainstream, the company engages others in its mission, including students. Most recently it was Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture helping reimagine waste materials to keep them in use.
The Ohio Materials Marketplace ended year one (April 4, 2017 – April 4, 2018) with 3,362,000 pounds of material diverted from Ohio’s landfills and saved participating companies more than $153,000 through virgin material substitution costs and avoided landfill costs.