Marketplace Hub is an initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to map secondary raw materials markets and industrial synergy networks worldwide. This initiative is centred around a website that enables interested businesses to easily search these markets and networks by location and particular materials.
The primary aim of the Hub is to overcome one of the major challenges facing businesses wishing to explore "circular economy" solutions: the lack of information on sourceing or selling their secondary raw materials.
Moreover, Marketplace Hub also aims to foster the further development of secondary raw material marketplaces and the circular economy model in general. This is why, in addition to its general listing of markets and synergies, the website features case studies of particularly successful marketplaces to showcase the potential of secondary raw material markets and to highlight good practices.
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In a little over 18 months, Marketplace Hub already has listed 107 secondary raw materials marketplaces.