The Tennessee Materials Marketplace (TMM) is an initiative produced through the collaboration of Division of Solid Waste Management – Materials Management Program, the Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices, and the United States Business Council for Sustainable Practices. The TMM is an online interactive platform providing a marketplace for the trading, donation, and/or sale of discarded materials by one entity to another. TMM is financed through a 3-year performance-based grant. OPSP promotes TMM through education and outreach to potential platform users. TMM is an initiative inspired by the TDEC 2025 Solid Waste Plan and serves TDEC priorities for public/private partnerships, positive environmental outcomes, as well as economic growth and eventually even job creation.
How was the Project Started?
TDEC partnered with United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD) to launch the Tennessee Materials Marketplace.
When was the Project Started?
The program launched August 1, 2017.
When was the Project Completed, or is it Ongoing?
The project is ongoing. 3-year Grant
What are the Results to Date?
82 companies signed up, 111 users, 102 materials listed, and 5 materials transferred totaling in 20 tons of material diverted from landfills.
What are the Resources Needed, including Time, Cost, Etc.?
Approximately $200,000 for 3-years.
- Vincent LeRay
- Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation – Division of Solid Waste Management – Materials Management Program
- Environmental Scientist