General Materials Management / Industrial Ecology Resources
- International Society for Industrial Ecology
- Northwest Product Stewardship Council
The mission of the Council is to integrate product stewardship principles into the policy and economic structures of the Pacific Northwest.
- EPA – Waste and Resource Conservation
Provides relevant information specific to materials use and management best practices in the U.S.
- Zero Waste Alliance
A Pacific Northwest non-profit providing tools and resources for industry sectors to reduce and eliminate waste and toxics.
- Department of Ecology
Provides a myriad of resources and information pertaining to Washington businesses and industry.
Local Materials Management Resources
- King County Solid Waste
- Local Hazardous Waste Management Program – King County
- King County Linkup
- King County IMEX
- Pollution Prevention Resource Center
(PPRC) the Northwest’s leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention information.
- Impact Washington
A Washington non-profit providing expert consulting, training programs, educational and industry events, and resources in the manufacturing sector
- Resource Venture
A free service of the Seattle Public Utilities providing resource conservation information and services for Seattle businesses
- NBIS (Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability)
Sustainability strategic planning; metrics and certifications management; corporate responsibility reporting; sustainability marketing & communications; access to sustainability experts and problem solvers
Local Exchanges in Oregon:
- ResourceFull Use
An actively-managed service that provides manufacturers and industry with workshops and a website-based mechanism to assess resource needs and actively exchange resources.
- Clackamas Supply Our Schools
An exchange program for businesses or individuals to donate surplus items such as computers, paper, binders and furniture to schools in Clackamas County.
A free service connecting buyers and sellers of used commercial (not residential) construction materials in the Portland Metro region.
Local micro-exchanges in numerous Oregon communities, including Astoria, Salem, Columbia Gorge, and Lincoln County. Focus is on household materials, although some businesses participate. All items listed on Freecycle must be given away for free.
- Earth Advantage This Portland-based nonprofit does it all to push for better buildings. While not an exchange, its a point of contact for education, courses (Deconstruction & Reuse!), and best practices in the OR building world.
Other Exchanges in Washington:
A convenient way to exchange used or surplus building materials and large household items, serving multiple communities throughout the state of Washington.
- Industrial Materials Exchange in King County
IMEX offers King County residents a quick, simple and free means of selling or giving away unwanted household goods, and a convenient way for contractors and home remodelers to easily exchange reusable or surplus building materials. If the link above does not work try copying and pasting this URL: http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/exchange/index.asp
- Sustainable Resources INW
Sustainable Resources INW makes Spokane a more resilient community by providing education and information about sustainable practices.
Local Exchanges in Idaho:
- Southern Idaho Waste Exchange
The online materials exchange of Southern Idaho primarily for businesses.
Other Exchanges and Resources
- Earth 911:
Earth911 is a privately owned, for-profit company that specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country.
- CalMAX-California Materials Exchange
The statewide materials exchange for California businesses.
- International, National, and State-Specific Exchanges
The U.S. EPA’s listing of materials exchanges throughout the United States and the world.
- Recycler’s World
Global trading site for information related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products, used and surplus items or materials. Includes links to many national and international specialty materials exchanges. Can’t find the right exchange above? Try here.