Most businesses that deal with raw materials and production processes know that managing their industrial waste properly and responsibly (not to mention sustainably) can be a considerable hassle at times. What a lot of businesses don’t know, however, is that there is a way to handle your waste effectively and sustainably, while making a considerable amount of money in the process. What way is that? It’s simple: selling your material scraps, waste materials, and production byproducts online to those looking to source secondary raw materials for their recycling plants or supply chains.
When I co-founded MaterialTrader.com, my core drive was two-fold: to validate this circular business concept of closing material loops by facilitating the trade of used raw materials, and to prove that operating sustainably and making money can go hand in hand. Because let’s be honest, there is more to life than running a business solely to make money. Ultimately, we wanted to see if we could turn a profit while doing good for the planet – and I’m proud to say we’ve succeeded. This is the story of how our circular vision for MaterialTrader.com made it far more than your ordinary materials marketplace. Continue reading “Why I co-founded MaterialTrader.com with circularity in mind”
Every day, businesses around the world search online for companies to purchase raw, used, or recycled materials from, or to otherwise connect and collaborate with. While it is very important for your business to have online visibility in order to get found online by potential customers and business leads, companies often find it difficult to make themselves visible online and stand out from the competition. There are, however, simple tools and platforms out there to help you with exactly that – all you need to know is how to put them to use.