The Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices has facilitated many materials transactions and repurposing projects as a result of direct staff interaction with Tennessee businesses and industries.
- OPSP staff facilitated the successful reuse of fiber drums from a manufacturer in Tennessee for use by the TBI to collect unwanted pharmaceuticals for proper disposal. This materials reuse transaction has supported communities across the state in safely managing unwanted pharmaceuticals, while also providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings for governments.
- OPSP assisted a Jackson industry with repurposing and recycling nearly 3,000 light fixtures after a complete upgrade of all lights in the facility.
- OPSP staff assisted a major chemical company in Memphis with an off-spec low grade acid that the company was going to have disposed of as hazardous waste. Nearly 300,000 gallons of the material was purchased and repurposed by various vendors and other users.
Tennessee Materials Marketplace Success Stories
Below we’ve provided additional links to specific case studies of successful materials reuse transactions facilitated through the Tennessee Materials Marketplace. For more information and examples, please visit:
- OPSP’s Tennessee Materials Marketplace landing page: https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/opsp-policy-and-sustainable-practices/business-and-private-sector/materials-management-solutions/tennessee-materials-marketplace/success-stories.html
- With technical assistance, via the Tennessee Materials Marketplace, a Tennessee jelly maker repurposes shrink wrap for a local recycler: https://tennessee.materialsmarketplace.org/blog/2018/12/13/success-story-the-jm-smucker-company-and-dynamic-lifecycle-innovations-reuse-amp-recycle-shrink-wrap
- OPSP provided the connections for a Tennessee tile manufacturer to incorporate recycled glass into products: https://tennessee.materialsmarketplace.org/blog/2019/6/26/recycled-materials-complete-the-circle-in-tennessee
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