A Web-based materials exchange site for New York and North Carolina is looking to expand. The nonprofit Reuse Alliance set up C&D Material Trader (cdmaterialtrader.org) to increase public awareness about reuse opportunities and to act as a support network for reuse organizations.
Users in these states can list materials they have or items they need. Executive director MaryEllen Etienne says the goal is to go beyond the virtual online exchange “to be a community — a clearinghouse for goods and information about building material reuse,” including events, open houses, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore sales.
The alliance received a grant to set up the exchange for New York and North Carolina and works with a software service that can also set up exchanges in other states or regions. Remodelers or groups interested in finding out more or joining the network should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Nina Patel, senior editor, REMODELING.