The following case examples illustrate how some marketplaces successfully addressed challenges they encountered.

SYNERGie®: Using Data to Identify Material Synergies

The challenge Companies searching for alternative uses or buyers for their waste, or pushing by-products up the value chain, may be discouraged by their lack of knowledge and access to information as most often the opportunity lies outside one’s own sector. Waste & recycling and procurement professionals tend to have backgrounds in a single sector’s […]

Policy enabling the establishment of an online marketplace: The Austin Materials Marketplace Case

The Challenge Online business-to-business secondary material marketplaces are often operated by private companies1. These marketplaces aim to capture some of the lost material value at end of life by connecting waste personnel with procurement professionals. However, due to several barriers such as inconsistent material quantity and quality or competitive primary material market prices, the demand […]

Mjunction: Establishing Price Transparency

The Challenge Price transparency presents significant challenge in the exchange of secondary materials consumption. Procurement professionals do not have the same access to price information as they do for primary materials and commodities. Augmenting this issue, confidence in the quality of the material is not as strong as it is for primary materials due to […]