Is Your Company Interested in an Alabama Materials Waste Exchange?
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Read below about the upcoming Alabama Materials Waste Exchange and then let us know if you are interested – email contacts at end of blog post.
Alabama Materials Waste Exchange
Alabama E3 is a coordinated technical assistance program for Alabama’s manufacturers providing expert advice on reducing costs and increasing business through reduction of production, energy, and environmental wastes. As part of the E3 program, Alabama Technology Network, and the Alabama Productivity Center at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa are developing the Alabama Materials Waste Exchange.
The Alabama Materials Waste Exchange will be an online listing service for exchanging industrial surplus, waste, or other materials within Alabama and eventually within surrounding states. Materials may be bought, sold, traded, or given away. Working like the classified ad section of a newspaper or trade magazine, organizations will be allowed to create listings for waste or surplus materials they have available, and also post materials that they need. Companies will browse listings, contact the generator, and make arrangements to collect the waste.
The main goal of the Alabama Materials Waste Exchange would be to provide the following benefits:
- Diversion of waste materials from landfills
- Reduced costs for companies that can use waste materials as raw materials
- Reduced disposal costs for companies listing materials
- Education and Awareness by serving as a focal point for sustainability and waste reduction for the industrial community