Your city is your strongest business partner

Rheaply’s free-to-join, Circular Cities initiative connects all the players in the built environment so you can reclaim the revenue all around you. 

Reuse doesn’t have to be so hard

Avoid unreliable supply chains and expensive waste disposal options. Sell materials locally and know what’s reusable near you. Rheaply’s Circular Cities help your business recapture value while keeping materials in use beyond their first life.

Raw materials are mined and shipped globally, costing time and money and putting more CO2 into the atmosphere. With a circular model, the road towards emissions neutrality becomes easier.

Like borrowing a cup of sugar, relationships between business neighbors already make it easy to share resources. By enabling instant connections across organizations and neighborhoods on Rheaply, cities can create self-sufficient loops of resources, goods, and materials.

Cities can localize their supply chain and elongate product life cycles, connecting people, places, and organizations to each other’s available inventory. The outputs of one organization become the inputs of another.

Experience the endless value of reuse

Source materials from neighboring businesses

Sell goods the moment you no longer need them

Turn waste into revenue

Reduce your business’s carbon footprint

Save time by procuring locally

Create new business connections

Browse available items in your area

Reclaim the revenue all around you.

Don’t see your city? That’s ok! Let us know where you’re at and we’ll get in touch.

“Material rescue and reuse epitomizes climate action for the building industry, honoring embodied carbon and upending the prevailing linear take-make-waste pattern. Quality items can be redistributed to those who need it most, instead of going to landfill.”

Green Building Task Force, San Francisco Environment Department

Frequently asked questions

The UN projects that by 2050, nearly 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. To accommodate the largest wave of urban growth in human history, we expect to add 2.4 trillion ft2 (230 billion m2) of new floor area to the global building stock, the equivalent of adding an entire New York City to the world, every month, for 40 years

Furthermore, cities occupy only 3% of Earth’s land surface, but they consume 75% of our resources while producing 60-80% of our total greenhouse gas emissions. With 55% of the world’s population living in cities and that number continuing to grow, urban environments are where some of the greatest inequities occur — but they also hold extraordinary potential for resource red, resiliency, and sustainability.

A circular city operates on a regenerative economy. When items are no longer needed, instead of throwing them away, they are going into a cycle of reuse, recycling, or refurbishment. These items flow back into the economy, promoting sustainability, saving communities time, money, and energy, and avoiding value leakage. Circular cities go beyond supporting climate health to redistributing wealth and fostering community and pride among businesses and residents.

Right now, most cities operate on a linear model when it comes to the built environment. Materials are imported from other locations, building waste and carbon emissions occur during construction, and then the waste is often dumped in landfills near poorer parts of the city. This linear process reduces investment opportunities within the community, and creates waste that isn’t going into reuse and can even harm residents. And if supply chain issues occur, as we have seen in instances like the COVID-19 pandemic, construction projects hit a standstill while waiting for imported materials.

Imagine if all the assets that we are done using, including construction machinery and building materials, were mapped out across a city. You can see available materials and easily access them for your project.

Join a community of reuse champions across the country