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Welcome to the Materials Innovation Exchange

An online resource helping companies turn waste into revenue and reduce environmental impacts. This site is an active industrial materials exchange where companies can buy, sell, donate and trade materials, as well as share innovative stories, best practices, ideas and tools.

The Materials Innovation Exchange is a collaborative project made up of By-Product Synergy NW members, a group managed by the Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability (NBIS), a Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Corporation.

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Better Future Factory – The infinite reuse of plastic

The Better Future Factory is no ordinary factory; it is an innovative design lab that creates sustainable ideas and start-ups using waste to create new products. This factory is based in the Netherlands and was founded in 2012 by Laura C. Klauss, Casper Van der Meer, Bart Bleijerveld and Jonas R.J. Martens. Most of their More...

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Evrnu – Closing the loop of textiles

Evrnu, a Seattle based company created by Stacy Flynn and Christopher Flanev, is a small business with the grand vision of closing the material loop of a challenging industry: textiles. “In the U.S. alone, 14.3 million tons of textile waste was created last year, and only. While 2.3 million tons of it was recycled, we More...

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Tidal Vision – Upcycling sustainable ocean byproducts

Tidal Vision is a small company based in Juneau, Alaska, and Kent, Washington. It was founded by Craig Kasberg and Zach Wilkinson, both fishing captains, with the goal of reducing the waste that comes from the fishing industry that poses environmental issues when too concentrated in the ocean. In Alaska alone, 2 billion pounds of More...


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