We can all take decisive action to protect the environment: reusing goods instead of sending them to landfills. By passing items on to others, whether through family, businesses, or community efforts, we avoid the need for new resources and reduce carbon emissions. Our guest, May Al-Karooni, shares her story about founding Globechain.com, the largest dedicated reuse marketplace in the world, with just £800 (about $1,000). She aims to build a platform that enables worldwide reuse of excess inventory and lightly used goods. Globechain.com facilitates connections between corporations, charities, and individuals to repurpose a wide range of items. It prevents usable goods from contributing to landfill waste and supports non-profits and individuals by offering access to free items.

May Al-Karooni, founder and CEO of Globechain.com, is our guest on Sustainability In Your Ear.

May explains how over 10,000 member organizations participate, and the unique economics that make like-new items free to those who can use them. Companies pay to list what they give away, receiving environmental reporting and sustainability credits for ESG reporting. If you’ve thought about starting your own reuse company, May’s journey provides a blueprint you’ll want to consult. You can learn more about Globechain at https://globechain.com

Then, take some time to learn more about the reuse movement:

By Mitch Ratcliffe

Mitch is the publisher at Earth911.com and Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation at Intentional Futures, an insight-to-impact consultancy in Seattle. A veteran tech journalist, Mitch is passionate about helping people understand sustainability and the impact of their decisions on the planet.