The Minnesota Materials Exchange is a free service that links organizations that have reusable goods they no longer need to those who can use them, at no or low cost. This business reuse network helps prevent usable materials from becoming waste and saves users money.
Identify at least three businesses registered as users.
Proactively help additional businesses register as users and document their exchanges/sales.
Who's doing it
Grand Rapids - Pending
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In Januar 2010 the Grand Rapids Public Library began using waste water from the Blandin Paper Mill to heat the entire Libray. This was accomplished by installing a plate heat exchanger which transfers the heat from the waste water to the glycol which circulates through the Library.
Expectations were that we would see a 30% reduction. We are currently seeing a 50% reductions.