Ohio EPA continues to lead Ohio's developing circular economy with the Ohio Materials Marketplace, a free online market platform. The Ohio Materials Marketplace aims to create a closed-loop, collaborative network of businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs where one organization’s hard-to-recycle wastes 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.
Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace in April of 2017. Interest and participation have grown continuously since the beginning. 1070 individual members are now in the Ohio marketplace representing over 850 Ohio businesses. Since the launch of the marketplace in 2017, nearly 3.8 million pounds of material have been diverted from the landfill with over $222,000 in savings realized by marketplace members. Members primarily realize savings through avoided disposal costs and through replacing more expensive virgin materials with used or by-product materials.
Visit https://ohio.materialsmarketplace.org/ to learn more, join, and to help grow Ohio's circular economy.