The Green trading company
Sustainability, ensuring that the environment is taken care of for future generations.
Accuracy, provide very accurate listings of commodigies and ensure they are exactly as listed.
Availability, sourcing green feed streams and products for our customers.
Expertise, providing solutions for our customers to utilize green materials in manufacturing.
The Green trading company
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Seller beware. Where is your scrap and excess inventory going? Scrap is scrap, a commodity, but not your core business. It is also a revenue stream, so ensure you put a proper program in place that fits your business.
1. Price, since that is what most lead with. There are many variables in market conditions, so agree on a percentage cost and tie to an index that is fair for all. Do not be greedy and do not base your program solely on pricing, look at the big picture, but also understand you have a commodity. Expect fair pricing and reporting as well as have quarterly if not monthly reviews of pricing.
2. Partnership is two ways. Sure your scrap is a commodity and there are many people that want it, but what do they want it for? It is important to have a good partner that understands your business and has a full disclosure model to the entire supply stream. At the same time, you need to be committed to the program you implement, you may have to change a bit.
3. Customers. Know where your materials and customers materials are going. Ensure they will not be competing against you in another market. Conduct audits and understand where it is going as well as keep up on market conditions, at least quarterly or monthly even in this volatile economy. The most ideal situation is partnering with molders and retailers to create green sustainable products. This also ensures you know where your materials are going for the long term, set it and forget it. We have a new client that asked us to create a program without export because a customer viewed their packaging in a far away place being used on another product. They lost that cornerstone account because of it.
4. Customer service. The market is too competitive not to demand the best customer service. There are several key points that should be included in your program agreement with service being a priority, it is scrap, do not let it interfere with your core business.
5. Keep your finger on the pulse. Just that, regularly review and ensure your program is right for your current program. Get one of these sustainability graduates that are in the market with no jobs. They are educated and bring a fresh set of eyes.
6. Mitigate your risk. Always have back ups, especially in the economy we live in, alot of groups are here today and gone tomorrow and them back again under a new name. Do your homework.
7.Sustainability. Are we doing everything we can to avoid landfill and reduce our waste? If it can be used, ensure it is in the program. The goal is to catch up with Europe, there should be no waste period.
We are expanding and will be adding tot he team to support our growth strategy. We are in the process of aligning ourselves with several Universities and working closely with their sustainability programs and education tracts to accomplish mutual goals.
We will be adding several new interns in the upcoming months to support us in expanding the portfolio from recyclables and adding more green products as well as additional verticals. Keep a close eye on us over the next quarter and let us know how you like the direction as well as share your recommendations.
There is nothing like green interns.
The good news is that there is much less scrap plastic out there, which means several things: First, companies are more environmentally conscience and more efficient with technology as well as recycling programs. Secondly, it means that there is much less post industrial scrap out there to fight over with the shady scrap dealers. Finally, what it means is that we need to adapt to meet our customers needs with new feed streams and innovation.
Commodigy looks at this as a great opportunity. We have a steady flow and supply stream of post industrial materials, but now we find ourselves at the forefront of a huge movement for post consumer materials. This is due not only to our customers needs and requirements from their customers (Retailers), but also the sheer amount of opportunity with lack of solid players in it with experience.
One major subset of the post consumer vertical is the area of healthcare. We are now recycling two major feed streams in medical that have for the most part in North America have been going to land fill. We are now taking material from a prominent healthcare institution here in Cleveland that was going to landfill and we turn it into a pellet where we then mold it into blue recycling containers, which will be used in the health network to collect recyclables. We have taken a previously land filled item and came full circle to a green product, now that is innovation and the program is growing rapidly. I did not even touch the economics, but lets just say the savings is great and the landfill avoidance is even better.
Commodigy worked not only with the healthcare provider and their environmental team on this program, but get this, The waste hauler / Landfill owner. Who would of thunk it?
Using recycled materials takes knowledge. You have to get the formulations correct, consistent, and ensure your supply stream is in place to scale with your application. Let us help you secure ongoing feed streams that work. firstname.lastname@example.org
Great job Odorno on the odorless diaper bags, what a great product and we are happy to promote this product. Stay with us as we expand our green portfolio on our way to being the “G” bay of the internet.
We continue to recycle post industrial materials and scrap, but we have a very big focus on what we are doing with post consumer materials. There has been so much waste and materials that can be recycled in healthcare but they continue to be land filled, we look forward educating and working with hospitals to utilize their materials and avoid the landfill.