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KCTV profiles PlanetReuse's Journey to become Startup of the Year

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July 09, 2013

KCTV5 goes inside PlanetReuse Marketplace with a look into our push to become Wall Street Journal’s Startup of the Year.  The article details our mission to make reuse as easy as buying new, and our goal of reducing building material waste from 40% to 30% by 2020.  

We were honored to be featured on the website as well as 

http://kpho.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/22796066/new-kansas-city-company-up-for-wall-street-journal-award














PlanetReuse makes Oprah Magazine's list of "Where to Get Rid of Anything

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February 28, 2013
We were delighted to be included in the Oprah Magazine list of "Where to Get Rid of Anything." We love Oprah's publicizing of responsible ways to depose of everything from clothing to old toys to building materials. 

"Reclaimed wood is in demand for use in eco-friendly construction projects. Log on to PlanetReuse to offer up detritus produced by your home renovation, including lighting fixtures and garden furniture, to other builders or homeowners." 

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/home/Where-to-Get-Rid-of-Clothing-Toys-Old-Phones-and-More/10#ixzz2iNlgitKG


Thanks for the shoutout, Ms. O! 

Silicon Prairie News Profiles Nathan Benjamin as Founder Friday

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January 25, 2013

PlanetReuse Founder and CEO Nathan Benjamin was featured as Silicon Prairie News' Founder Friday. Nathan described his ethos for entrepreneurship, creating a company culture that fosters innovation and the importance of ping pong.  

Read more about Nathan's views on startups, staff and a work-life balance: 




Silicon Prairie News: InvenQuery Powers the ‘Amazon.com for Reclaimed Building Materials’

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July 11, 2012

InvenQuery is featured as the proprietary technology that is powering PlanetReuse Marketplace and its ability to easily post and market building materials online. 

The piece details our commitment to making reuse as standard as buying new and our goals of decreasing landfill waste by increase the ease of which people can buy and sell reclaimed, repurposed and remade items. 

Read the whole article at: 






PlanetReuse profiled in TreeHugger.com: A dating Service for Used Materials.

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November 21, 2010
Treehugger.com recently profiled PlanetReuse on their eco-minded website. Their comparison of PlanetReuse to match.com was one we quite liked. We pride ourselves on expertly matching sellers and buyers of reclaimed materials and work hard to make sure the connection is a good fit.  Read an excerpt of the article below, then click on the link to read the rest. 


"There are some things that the Internet is very good at, including helping put people and people or things and things together. Nathan Benjamin runs a dating service for materials, putting people together with the used materials they need. "PlanetReuse makes using reclaimed building materials effortless, expertly matching materials with designers, builders and owners to save projects money, serve LEED efforts and sustain the planet."

Read more at: 
http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/planet-reuse-a-dating-service-for-used-materials.html
PlanetReuse does for materials what match.com does for people. 

Daily Finance: PlanetReuse is an Influential Part of the LEED Formula

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April 05, 2010
Daily Finance made the case for reuse recently on its website. The engaging article delved into the emerging trend of material reuse as part of the LEED certification process. PlanetReuse Founder and CEO Nathan Benjamin discusses the importance of repurposing materials where possible. 

The article describes Nathan's commitment to the environment and includes an antidote about the importance of preservation.  

"I can't let go of my Eagle Scout badge from my teenage years," says Benjamin. "It was the Boy Scouts founder who said, 'Try and leave this world a little better than you found it.' That guides everything I do."

Check out the article below or click on the link to read the entire story:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/04/05/using-green-building-materials-entrepreneurs-promote-leed-const/






Apartment Therapy: Finding Reclaimed Materials at Planet Reuse

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June 23, 2008
Apartment Therapy, a nationally-known (and one of our favorite) interior design websites featured PlanetReuse in a recent post. The article outlined the services that PlanetReuse offers, and the importance of reused, reclaimed and remade building materials. We couldn't be happier to be highlighted on such a great site and hope the publicity leads to great awareness and instance of reuse. 

Read more at: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/finding-reclaimed-materials-at-54306

We were honored to be included on such a great website.  

Jetson Green: Sourcing and Selling Green Materials

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March 06, 2008


Jeston Green introduced the new PlanetReuse website to the world and we couldn't be happier with the encouraging publicity. Read the article below or click on the link to check it out on their brilliant site.  







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