A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design, and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.
"The Materials Marketplace is a critical driver to advance the circular economy. It translates loss into economic opportunity." - World Economic Forum
Transform Trash to Treasure
"How do we do something beyond traditional recycling? We have a tremendous opportunity to work with the Materials Marketplace to make these things happen." - General Motors
The Materials Marketplace: Big Picture
The Michigan Materials Marketplace joins an international network of Materials Marketplace projects across the globe. Over 2,000 of companies - large and small, community organizations, academic institutions and government entities are engaged.
Circular Economy Resources
For those looking to get more engaged in the broader Circular Economy dialogue - there is a wide range of resource and organizations we recommend checking out.
International Activities & Organizations
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to inspire a generation to re-think, re-design and build a positive future circular economy.
The leading international organization for public-private cooperation.
The WWF's Cascading Materials Vision is a common framework of guiding principles for industry and other stakeholders that will help businesses source secondary materials that protect their profits, the environment and future wealth of our natural resources.
US Activities and Organizations
Learn about other Materials Marketplace activities underway other US cities and states.
he USCCF has created a number of case study reports, and a circular economy toolbox for businesses.
DOE funded program focusing on early stage applied research towards innovations that could dramatically reduce the energy required to manufacture key materials and improve overall manufacturing energy efficiency through increased material reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing.
data-driven guide for businesses, government, funders, and nonprofits to collectively reduce food waste at scale.