Rheaply announces NYC Reuse Marketplace, sponsored by Google

As the Rheaply team prepares for a jam-packed Climate Week in NYC, we are proud to officially announce the launch of a free-to-join NYC Reuse Marketplace in the NYC Tri-state Area, sponsored by Google! Organizations of all sizes are invited to join Rheaply’s New York City Public Reuse Marketplace. Verified businesses can donate, buy, or sell reusable furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E), building materials, and other workplace items on a secure virtual marketplace.

The New York metropolitan area, broadly referred to as the Tri-State area, consists of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and is the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass. Today, resource consumption in NYC is linear: resources are extracted, manufactured for products, and then brought to (or assembled into) buildings. With each new construction, the vicious cycle continues with the sourcing of new products that further extract virgin materials. Conservative estimates indicate New York City alone produces 14 million tons of trash every year.

Adopting a circular economy can address the massive waste issue while growing the overall economy and creating new jobs. Now, businesses of all sizes can keep valuable products and material in use, reduce costs and landfill waste, and connect with each other locally, activating a circular city model.

What this means for NYC climate goals

In September 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio set out a goal for the city to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2050, which then expanded to carbon neutrality by 2050. Rheaply’s marketplace is yet another step for the city towards a broader movement to decarbonize New York’s buildings while creating a foundation for economic growth and recovery. Local Law 97, passed in 2019 as part of New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, which account for nearly 70% of the city’s total emissions. The legislation sets stringent carbon intensity limits for buildings over 25,000 square feet, starting in 2024.
"We're excited to support Rheaply's expansion of the Circular Cities marketplaces. Maximizing the lifespan of products and materials is a critical tool for reducing waste and lowering emissions, and Rheaply's platform will help advance these efforts in NYC."
Stefan Moedritzer
Circularity Lead for Google's Real Estate and Workplace Services Sustainability Team

Getting started on Rheaply

Follow these easy steps:
  1. Go to rheaply.com/circular-cities/nyc
  2. Complete the sign up form
  3. You’ll receive an email from Rheaply to set up your account
  4. List your first item through the “Create” button
  5. Set your location to view items closest to you

Rheaply’s platform is built with the needs of architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate professionals in mind. Rheaply’s focus on construction and building materials and workplace resources means our marketplace is perfect for organizations that want to leverage reuse to meet their business needs. We also track metrics related to weight and embodied carbon to understand the true environmental impact of the marketplace.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Are you a designer, contractor, or project owner looking to source reused materials for your next project? Let Rheaply be your personal reuse shopper! Talk to us about your bill of materials and put us to work to identify opportunities to integrate local surplus or reclaimed materials.

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