Best of the Earth911 Podcast: Rheaply’s Garry Cooper Jr. on Turning Surplus Resources Into Reuse Gold

Best of the Earth911 Podcast: Rheaply’s Garry Cooper Jr. on Turning Surplus Resources Into Reuse Gold

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This page may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. There is no additional cost to you whatsoever.

Meet Garry Cooper Jr., co-founder and CEO of Rheaply. Garry has been acknowledged as an innovator by Forbes, Chicago Business Magazine, and Crain’s. Much of the waste in our world is the results of overstocking and extra stock in enterprise and authorities. As a lot as $600 billion in surplus items are mendacity unused in among the largest organizations on this planet, together with universities, hospitals, and industries that span the planet, like development and heavy manufacturing. is an rising useful resource reuse market aimed toward fixing the issue by enabling the transfer of resources to the place they can be utilized. The firm not too long ago closed a $20 million spherical of funding — from buyers corresponding to Salesforce, Microsoft, AOL founder Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, and others — bringing the quantity raised so far to $21 million.

Garry Cooper Jr., co-founder and CEO of
Garry Cooper Jr., co-founder and CEO of, is our visitor on Sustainability n Your Ear.

The Rheaply platform is a bit like eBay, however centered on creating regional circular economies. It permits buying and different managers to listing provides, tools, supplies, and different surplus or unneeded property on the market, then monitor and join them to potential consumers to shut a sale and prepare for supply.

By bringing collectively massive industrial consumers with provides inside a area, Rheaply reduces the emissions related to delivery one thing half method world wide. If it’s accessible domestically, the value and environmental affect are decrease. Additionally, the platform may help folks inside massive organizations alternate property and provides as an alternative of disposing of them on a surplus website. Rheaply additionally offers an embodied carbon tracker that stories on the emissions averted by selecting gadgets listed within the market. We additionally discover what different sources Rheaply would possibly promote, together with unused worker time and internet bandwidth.

You can study extra about Rheaply at

This podcast initially aired on November 21, 2022.