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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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Mary Rose to speak at WSRA Conference, May 19th

Mary Rose will present the innovative collaboration strategies she has developed for creating closed loop systems for local waste materials. These regional programs are helping companies save money and sparking entrepreneurial opportunities. More...

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K2 and Efikio put a NEO spin on neoprene

Seattle, WA – K2 and Efikio. In this story, a product is just beginning its second life. The starting material is neoprene in the form of wetsuits. These wetsuits had various assembly issues and were not sellable by the manufacturer K2. Luckily K2 has a growing relation with Efikio, a West Seattle, Washington company specializing More...

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Register now for Waste-to-Profit Events in Grays Harbor and Tacoma

By-Product Synergy NW – Keeping Valuable Materials Local! NBIS’ Waste-to-Profit events create opportunities for local businesses and communities to keep valuable resources out of the landfill and put them to use in our local economies! At upcoming events in Grays Harbor and in Tacoma, participants will hear from a panel of local companies who are saving money through waste exchanges More...

Efikio

Meet Efikio – Upcycling with a difference

Efikio has a unique model for upcycling waste materials by connecting companies with designers and then offering beautiful upcycled products to consumers. More...

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If you make an exchange, please consider making a donation to NBIS. Your tax deductible donation helps fuel the network, maintain the site and increases our impact! The Exchange is made possible by generous grants and sponsorships. Interested? Become a sponsor today!