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MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

Every year billions worth of unused spare parts are sent to waste before leaving their original packaging. 

This means valuable resources, materials, human talent and hours suffer an equally early fate.

And the effects are telling - with resource shortages, environmental impacts and health effects plastering our global headlines. 

The challenge we have on our hands is two-fold. In addition to re-routing these spare parts away from an early fate, attitudes towards buying unused need to change. Our obsession with buying new easily blinds us from unused items that are just as good, if not better for the environment, economy, communities and your business. 

UNUSED NOT USED
Like new, but better. We’ve identified billions worth of spare parts that have never been used, are in perfect working condition and are otherwise unattainable despite significant demand. Marketplace provides an untrodden route to market with access to over £12M worth of unused electrical and mechanical spares that can be dispatched immediately. Difference also lies in the price.
MORE THAN A PLATFORM
On the surface, Marketplace is a simple, intuitive platform that makes buying and selling parts easy. Behind that, there are millions of data fields, thousands of hours of development, hundreds of attributes per product and complex algorithms that put the correct product right under your nose. Marketplace brings the latest B2C technology to a technologically outdated sector.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
To put the future of our planet first, it’s not enough to transform industrial manufacturing alone. This is a much bigger fight we have on our hands – calling for action across industry sectors to prevent millions, if not billions worth of unused products ending up in landfills. Every industry, consumer and organisation can demand better, and greater transparency from those in charge of our resources.

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THERE’S MORE TO THIS CRISIS THAN MEETS THE EYE.

The spare parts crisis is only a snapshot of a much larger issue, spanning industry sectors.

But you can help change the current narrative of unused items going to waste. Please read CEO of Machine Compare Ben Findlay’s open letter, calling for greater transparency around unused items ending up in landfill.

By signing the letter, as an individual, brand or organisation, you acknowledge your support for a more sustainable, transparent and ethical future across industry. You stand with us and many others in the fight against valuable, unused resources and materials being sent to landfills in favour of new products.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT