NERC served as the Vermont Business Materials Exchange (VBMX) administrator from 2009-2011 for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. The Exchange, developed in 1993, was intended to reduce the amount of materials disposed by providing a website for the exchange of surplus and unwanted items for businesses, towns, and non-profit organizations.
During the three years that NERC was responsible for the daily management of VBMX, the Exchange membership more than doubled (currently 1,000 members), and there were more than 100 exchanges worth more than $13,000, and totaling more than 12 tons of material diverted from disposal.
Partners: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and iWasteNot Services.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Remolador, NERC’s Assistant Director and Project Manager.