Looking for upcycling materials? We just found out about an awesome resource called the Enviromate marketplace. It’s an online classifieds platform that connects people who want to buy and sell leftover construction materials.

Why Construction Materials?

The construction industry is one of the most resource-intensive. It’s also horribly wasteful. It is responsible for 32% of the total landfill waste in the UK. It uses 420 million tonnes of materials a year and wastes 120 million tonnes. Worse yet, of this wastage, 13% is new or never used materials. That means that 15.6 million tonnes of NEW MATERIALS are thrown in the trash each year.

UK construction wastage

The construction industry is the single largest source of waste in the UK.

Looking for upcycling materials?

That’s where the Enviromate marketplace comes in. It’s a great place that connects people looking for upcycling materials with those looking to sell, or give away unused materials. This marketplace is a great resource for DIY people and those in the trade. It’s a convenient way to discover and buy well-priced materials for your project or home. You can also sell surplus building materials and divert them from the tip.

Looking for upcycling materials? The Enviromate marketplace is easy to use. You can search for materials by location & price. You can also browse for what’s available in categories such as Building, Carpentry and Plumbing. This marketplace is brilliant for connecting people to the materials they need or want to get rid of. Reusing materials like this is smart, as it creates a closed loop, circular economy.

What is a Circular Economy?

Have you heard the term circular economy before? A circular economy is an alternative to the traditional linear economy. In the linear economy we make, use and dispose of items. In a circular economy we keep resources in use for as long as possible. This way we get the most value from the resources. When an item is no longer useful for it’s original purpose, it is upcycled or recycled in order to get even more value from the materials. The Enviromate marketplace is helping to transform the construction industry into a circular economy.

The Enviromate marketplace is currently in the UK with plans to expand to the US, Australia and Europe. To use the marketplace now, Sign Up for Free or just tap on the marketplace link and start exploring.

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