New Site Manages Construction Reuse Transactions

PlanetReuse.com is the world's first Web site that connects buyers and sellers of reused and reclaimed construction materials and equipment and allows them to purchase products with integrated shipping online.

PlanetReuse.com launched March 17 and caters to contractors, architects, the homeowner community, and those looking for sustainable alternatives in building.

On the site, sellers can create free listings with photos for reused, reclaimed, and excess building materials. Buyers can search the database of materials for items in their area or other areas of the world.

Reusing and reclaiming materials helps divert material from landfills. Diversion is one of the points that LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified projects are encouraged to promote.

"The background for PlanetReuse was that I was amazed how difficult it was finding resources to achieve LEED-MR credits and noticed the need to develop a material reclamation platform that would allow buyers and sellers of reused materials to connect and save more virgin materials from entering the waste stream and further polluting our planet," said Brad Hardin, PlanetReuse's chief executive officer.

Reports from each sale can be used for the LEED-MR credit in LEED submittals. PlanetReuse.com is a safe, secure site aligned with trusted companies in PayPal, FedEx, and FreightQuote.

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