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The Global Waste Marketplace

About Us

WasteTrade is a pioneering new online marketplace that connects the producers, recyclers and manufacturers of waste material globally. On the WasteTrade platform you can browse our live material listings and filter by preferences, whether that’s location, quantity, volume or to find a specific grade of material or recycled product.

WasteTrade’s innovative features will calculate shipping costs, compliance, documents, exchange rates and carbon footprint all at the click of a button. WasteTrade has partnered with the artificial intelligence tool ThinkCarbon to provide carbon footprint analysis of any proposed deals prior to agreement and to allow for informed and carbon-efficient decision making.

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Our Mission

In recent years our concern for the trajectory our climate is heading in has been growing. The breaking point for us was the publication of the highly alarming IPCC 2021 report that stated beyond any doubt the urgency of the situation surrounding climate change. Confronted by the scientific consensus around the climate emergency we are in, we could not sit by and watch as the world around us changes for the worse.

The IPCC report made it clear: We need to make drastic changes without delay if we hope to succeed in limiting global temperature increases to 1.5°C. Despite the immediacy of the problem, we could not see any real effort being made to hold the global economy accountable for the emissions it produces. A great deal of irreversible damage has already been done to the environment, but if we act now then we have the power to prevent the worst of it.

Meet the team

Bevin Tumulty


Beginning her career in law and property valuation has allowed Bevin to build a sound knowledge around processes and compliance. She has been nurtured in the end of life vehicle industry from a tender age as part of her other family business. This ignited her passion for recycling. Bevin has worked extensively in the waste industry in Ireland and England before founding the Let’s Recycle It group and has been a stellar figure in European recycling projects and companies for over a decade.

John McKenna


John is an award-winning chemical engineer and the co-founder of the Let’s Recycle It group. He has an extensive background in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial gasses. John is very technically proficient in the constantly evolving nature of recycling and partnered with Bevin has been a key player in the development of major recycling and production enterprises throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vacancies

Waste Trade Career Opportunities

If you share our passion for sustainability, circular economics and combatting climate change, then you could be the next addition to the WasteTrade team. Working with us gives you the chance to make a real contribution in the fight against the climate crisis as part of a forward-thinking team of committed individuals.


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