Recycle Match is one of those ideas that should have existed ages ago. It’s a fabulous concept and ultimately aims to get people reusing, trading, re-purposing and repairing before purchasing something new, or sending it to landfill.
Recycle Match is a web-based service that let’s companies who have an excess of of no longer used or needed materials, sell them away to people or organisations who can make good use of the waste. One example given on the website is a surplus of Vinyl billboards used by an advertising company being given to a person who makes bags from scrap vinyl.
The service only charges if a successful match is made. In most cases it’s a win-win situation. If companies can make a bit of profit from their commercial waste by using Recycle Match, rather than it go to landfill and people and organisations can gain materials they need second hand, everyone benefits.
(Spotted on SustainInteract)
Katherine Hui is currently the Social site editor at Green Thing, a web-based public service in London that inspires people to lead greener lives through creative content.
Before this, she worked as the Development Manager at Social Innovation Camp, an organization that encourages people to use web and mobile-based technology to mobilise social change. She oversaw 300 ideas submission and helped build 20 prototypes – five of which have gone on to get further funding or investment.
Katherine’s came over to the UK form Canada in 2007 for an MSc program at the London School of Economics. Before arriving in London, she managed a small environmental start-up in Vancouver called the Canadian Climate Change Alliance.
Katherine is football mad. She is a loyal supporter of Arsenal FC, plays for Islington Borough Ladies FC and coaches for Gunners in Islington in her spare time. Her second favourite hobby is kite surfing and she can sometimes be found chasing the wind.