Five-year-old iWasteNot Systems in Mallorytown, Ontario and Vancouver, BC provides materials (waste) exchanges and recycling websites to communities, governments and various organizations. It’s like a dating service for waste with added website resources such as directories, news, events, recycling guides and more. Some might call it a “Green Craigslist” except it packs in more resources such as news, events, directories, guides, etc.
Website metrics track and report on waste management and greenhouse gas savings by municipality and/or company. An all-inclusive annual fee provides everything except local management and marketing of the service. Software as a service model combined with community building provides more for less.
The networks created thus far include over 70 websites and over 70,000 account holders who access information over millions of individual browsers. Clients include cities, counties, states and provinces, environmental groups, universities, and organizations such as the City of Chicago, the New York City Materials Exchange Development Program (City of New York), the Environmental Protection Agency, the Recycling Council of British Columbia, the Universities of Maryland, Louisville, Florida State, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington
State, Georgia, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, etc.
Here are some of the networks that iWasteNot Systems has created:
www.reuses.com— Trade residential stuff and get reuse and recycling information in Canada.
www.iwastenot.com— Trade residential stuff and get reuse and recycling information in the United States.
— With the State of Washington, and 20 communities including Olympia, Tacoma, Walla Walla, etc., trade residential stuff and get reuse and recycling information.
(under development) — Working with the U. S. EPA, the Northeast Recycling Council and the States of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and others, trade business materials and get reuse and recycling information.
— Trade biomass and find news, events, directories and guides.
www.sharedharvest.net— Trade local and rescue food and tap into the local food community.