What is BMEx?

Building Material Exchange (BMEx) is a government-funded circular initiative that connects construction and manufacturing businesses in South and Central Vancouver Island to form partnerships that save money while preventing valuable material from going to waste. That way, one company’s waste becomes another company’s resource. 

It is funded by the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Zero Waste Recycling Fund, the Capital Regional District, and the Cowichan Valley Regional District. 

A series of collaborative events over 2024 will create connections between companies to start sharing their underused materials. The project will also set up a platform for businesses to seamlessly share their underused materials with other companies that can get more use from them.