Website Aids Reuse of Construction Materials

April 01, 2008 - 02:23:24 PM

 

PlanetReuse.com claims to be the world's first global website that connects buyers and sellers of reused and reclaimed construction materials and equipment.

The site, launched March 17th, caters to contractors, architects and the homeowner community, allowing users to purchase products online that might otherwise be sent to landfills. Diverting materials from landfills is the driving force behind PlanetReuse.com, according to the company's CEO, Brad Hardin.

"The background for PlanetReuse was that I was amazed how difficult it was finding resources to achieve LEED-MR credits and noticed the need to develop a material reclamation platform that would allow buyers and sellers of reused materials to connect and save more virgin materials from entering the waste stream and further polluting our planet," he said.

Sellers can create free listings with photos on the site for reused, reclaimed and excess building materials. Buyers can search the site for items in their area or other areas of the world.

Via Rona Fried - SustainableBusiness.com


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