Marketplace keeps once-discarded items in use

By Rhonda Miller
PBN Staff Writer

The Ocean State has one landfill with an anticipated 25 years until it reaches capacity. Stretching its lifespan is clearly to the state’s benefit, says David Bordieri, waste-prevention coordinator for the R.I. Resource Recovery Corp. More

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Marketplace keeps once-discarded items in use

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GROUND FLOOR: Tiles, including those above, are among items on business-to-business online exchanges such as the new seven-state Reuse Marketplace.

By Rhonda Miller
PBN Staff Writer

Posted 4/1/13

The Ocean State has one landfill with an anticipated 25 years until it reaches capacity. Stretching its lifespan is clearly to the state’s benefit, says David Bordieri, waste-prevention coordinator for the R.I. Resource Recovery Corp.

“When it’s full, we’ll have to find an alternative. But if we start to reduce the amount of waste now, we can create a little more longevity,” Bordieri said.

One step toward that extended longevity, which can also give businesses a little boost to the bottom line, is the Reuse Marketplace, a new, seven-state, online exchange for business furniture, tools, equipment – pretty much anything.

Reuse Marketplace has listings ranging from a $45,000 modular medical building to an organization looking for 10 free laptops for acoustic monitoring of bats.

The new site has 1,480 members, with 89 of those from Rhode Island. Members include businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and institutions, said Mary Ann Remolador, assistant director of the Northeast Recycling Council and administrator of Reuse Marketplace.

There’s no public list of Rhode Island members, Remolador said. Businesses can choose to have an anonymous listing or just offer an email or phone number. The choice of anonymity for the initial listing makes it preferable for some businesses, she said.

“Anyone can browse the site and obtain items, but only members can post,” Remolador said.

Reuse Marketplace launched Dec. 1, 2012 with seven member states – Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont.

Reuse Marketplace replaces Rhode Island’s previous business-to-business Resource Exchange, which had about 200 businesses that used the site and exchanged hundreds of items during about three years of operation, Bordieri said.

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