On-line Recycling: Waste/Material Exchange in the Electronic Information Age

In recent years, public concern for environmental quality, high compliance and disposal costs, and reduction of landfill space has prompted many manufacturers and businesses to consider recycling or selling their wastes and to use recycled materials in their processes or activities. A major concern is finding buyers and sellers for these materials. Enter Waste/Material Exchanges. WEXes are partnerships between business and government to bring seller and buyer together. Most WEXes list all kinds of materials and products at no cost to the seller. Such services are especially helpful for small manufacturers who often lack access to information.