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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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Karl ostrom, Co-Executive Director

Karl Ostrom to moderate Solutions Lab at Go Green 14

Karl Ostrom, Ph.D. Co-director of the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability will be moderating a Solutions Lab at Go Green 14. Getting Beyond Sustainable Business as Usual: Creating Strategies for Scaling up the Impact of Sustainable Business Practices The growth of sustainable business leadership, innovation, management and CSR reporting has been remarkable in the More...

Burlap Bags

Burlap Bags – Planters for potatoes!

Burlap Sack Vegetables Planting in burlap sacks from coffee roasters and shops is ideal if space is an issue or if the soil quality is not great. We planted potatoes in burlap this year. Start with the edges rolled down to create a shorter bag. Fill the burlap sack with about five inches of loose soil. More...


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