August 17, 2012
There's a great article on Triple Pundit
on how to make money by recycling and reusing construction material. It comes as a result of re-occurring questions that many designers, home owners, architects, developers, builders and many others about what to do with stuff coming out of projects.
PlanetReuse would like to thank Bill Roth, Founder of Earth 2017
, for his time, interest and continued outreach to help raise awareness about building material reuse.
Here is preview of the article and a link for the balance of the piece, including a link to a short video from our discussion with Bill at Sustainable Brands '12
earlier this year:
Here's a link to the rest of Bill's article. Enjoy!
July 03, 2012
In June, we attended the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego, CA. This conference brings together major brands who care about their impact on environment and society. PlanetReuse participated in the conference's Causeway Initiative
that aimed to promote partnerships between not-for-profits or social enterprises with large companies to bring a positive, social and environmental change. PlanetReuse presented alongside organizations such as Sierra Club
, Forest Stewardship Council
, and World Wildlife Fund
and urged companies to source reclaimed materials for new projects and to deconstruct for reuse.
PlanetReuse Marketplace powered by InvenQuery
was selected as a finalist in the Sustainable Brands
Innovation Open competition. PlanetReuse Marketplace was one of six companies chosen from more than one hundred applicants to pitch its business concept to a panel of judges. After an initial round of presentations PlanetReuse Marketplace was included in the top four companies and given the opportunity to present on the main conference stage. You can view our four-minute pitch before a live audience here
We would like to congradulate the winner of the Innovation Open, Ecofiltro
, a social enterprise that sells low cost water filtration systems in the third world. Learn about Ecofiltro's impact
Participation in Sustainable Brands '12 and the Innovation Open provided an excellent opportunity to meet many other aspiring entrepreneurs that are doing amazing things, spread the word about building materials reuse and introduce major corporations to a variety of reuse possibilities.