We’re in it for the mission, for the chance to reduce landfill waste. But it sure feels great when people recognize our efforts. We’re always thrilled when the media takes notice, because it helps spread awareness of the reuse economy.


ESPN's 30 for 30

30 for 30 Shorts: ‘MECCA: The Floor That Made Milwaukee Famous'
June 2014

ESPN’s “30 for 30” shorts tells the story 'MECCA: The Floor That Made Milwaukee Famous’ with PlanetReuse helping to make the connection online.

National Energy Globe Award

PlanetReuse Selected for 2014 National Energy Globe Award
May 2014

With more than 160 participating countries and over 1000 project submissions, the Energy Globe Award distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources.

Silicon Prairie News

How PlanetReuse helped save the world’s largest pop art painting"
June 2014

The documentary titled “MECA: The Floor That Made Milwaukee Famous” will be available online with ESPN’s other “30 for 30” shorts and PlanetReuse will help tell the reuse story.

Community Investor

Turning Trash Into Treasure"
May 2014

Entrepreneur Nathan Benjamin and PlanetReuse help find homes for old, but reusable building materials. Learn how they’re make a difference - and a profit.

Silicon Prairie News

Turning Trash Into Treasure"
May 2014

Entrepreneur Nathan Benjamin and PlanetReuse help find homes for old, but reusable building materials. Learn how they’re make a difference - and a profit.


KC Company Up for Wall Street Journal Award
July 2013

KCTV5 goes inside PlanetReuse with a look into the company’s push to become Wall Street Journal’s Startup of the Year.


PlanetReuse Helps Environment, You
July 2013

VIDEO: PlanetReuse is highlighted as a clear alternative to wasting building materials.

Oprah! Magazine

Where to Get Rid of Anything
February 2013

PlanetReuse makes Oprah Winfrey’s list of where to donate, recycle, and sell your castoffs so they do some good.

Triple Pundit

Increase Profits with Recycling and Reuse Best Practices
August 2012

Triple pundit discusses the ways to make money while recycling and reusing materials.


Architecture’s Afterlife
April 2012

PlanetReuse is highlighted in Architect Magazine’s look at the past and future of the reuse industry.

Silicon Prairie News

InvenQuery Powers the ‘ for Reclaimed Building Materials’
July 2011

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


Building & Material Reuse: Understanding the Challenges, Celebrating the Successes, and ...
April 2011

In a time of increasingly limited resources and a growing awareness around sustainable stewardship, however, building and material reuse represents one of the ultimate forms of resource conservation.


Reclaimed Materials
February 2011

Dwell highlights PlanetReuse as a resourced for renovators and builders looking to incorporate reused materials into their projects.

Trim Tab

Removing the Roadblocks to Material Reuse
January 2011

In this article written by PlanetReuse, we outline the successes, challenges and opportunities associated with building material reuse.


A dating Service for Used Materials
November 22, 2010

“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”

Modern Steel Construction

Reclaimed Structural Steel
May 2010

The author discusses how, "reclaiming and reusing steel products provides a strong environmental option not available with many other construction materials."

Daily Finance

Scavaging Green Building Materials and Promoting LEED Construction Methods
April 2010

“Salvaged building materials is also one way to earn coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points for environmentally conscious construction -- an element of the rating system that is often overlooked.”

Popular Mechanics

Best New Technologies for Greener Homes
March 2010

PlanetReuse continues to broaden it's horizons with our most recent mention in the April 2010 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine! You will find us in the "Upgrade: Smart Home" section among other sustainable companies with the following write-up.


PlanetReuse Featured in Architect Magazine
March 2010

"The great thing about entrepreneurship is there's always a gap to be filled.” PlanetReuse is profiled as a solution to the mass amounts of building waste funneled into landfills each year.


7 Recycled and Reused Sources For Home Remodeling
February 2010

PlanetReuse is named one of Greenability Magazine’s go-to resources for remodelers looking for materials that are easy on the wallet and the environment.

KC Business Magazine

Nathan Benjamin recognized as a Rising Star
February 2010

"In the latest volume of the KC Business Magazine, 44 brilliant business minds were featured as the people-to-watch, or, Rising Stars of the KC metro area. Of the group, 4 were chosen to grace the special-edition covers of the magazine. Among the 4 was PlanetReuse's own Nathan Benjamin."

KC Business Journal

Kansas City Company Puts Used Construction Materials to Good Reuse
February 2010

"These materials found second lives thanks to PlanetReuse, a Kansas City-company that finds old building materials it can reclaim for new projects.”

Log Home Living

In With the Old
January 2010

“Whether it's lumber from an old barn or bricks from an old warehouse, reclaimed materials can be found- and used- in a variety of places, none of which is a dumping ground”

KC Star

Two KC Businesses Have A Post-Inauguration Link
February 2009

The Kansas City details the reuse of President Obama’s inauguration stage into innovative projects around the country.

Apartment Therapy

Finding Reclaimed Materials
June 2008

Apartment Therapy features PlanetReuse as a go-to resource for reclaimed building materials, and how the company is filling a void in the eco-friendly building field.

Jetson Green

Sourcing and Selling Green Materials
March 2008

PlanetReuse’s new website is introduced as a gorgeous way to find and sell building materials online.

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