17 Sep, 2020

Aspire circular economy marketplace for business


Don’t waste it! Re-think and re-use resources in business


If your business has unwanted resources (e.g. electronics, wood, metal and by-product), instead of sending it to landfill, you put it to better use by listing it on ASPIRE for other businesses to source and use.

This ‘greener’ solution can help your business save costs, make new connections, and contribute to a circular economy.

What is ASPIRE

ASPIRE stands for Advisory System for Process Innovation and Resource Exchange.

It’s an online matchmaking tool for businesses to list and exchange material resources locally.

ASPIRE was designed to

  • promote business sustainability
  • divert waste from landfill
  • develop new collaborations.

This product uses an algorithm which actively curates and sends you potential matches based on your profile. This will save you time searching for opportunities.

If your business is offering or seeking unwanted resources, you can easily list it on ASPIRE. You will connect with local businesses, manufacturers, re-manufacturers and recyclers.

How your business can benefit

There are a number of cost savings and environmental benefits associated with resource exchange transactions, these include:

How to access ASPIRE

Complete the registration form.
Once your account has been activated, you’ll receive an email with login details. You are now ready to connect with businesses for resource exchange transactions.

Case Studies:

A new home for e-Waste

E-Waste is a huge problem in Australia, with approximately 109,000 tonnes of e-Waste disposed of annually, and only 10% was recycled. A Tech Recyclers, an Australian recycler, source electronic waste from businesses and schools for re-purposing and recycling. On ASPIRE, they were able to build their client base to expand their stockpile and divert e-Waste from landfill.

Timber and pallet recycling

Around 70% of timber waste end up in landfill, this includes timber pallets. It’s a hassle for businesses to dispose of timber pallets because they are bulky. Smart Recycling is a company that recycles timber waste and pallets into landscaping mulch, custom-made pallets and crates. This creates a sustainable cycling loop.

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