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Earth Day Updates from the re!

Happy Earth Day! While every day is Earth Day here at the re, we would like to take today to share some of our biggest donations and highlights from the passed year. From film and theatre sets, local individual and business donations, and a huge warehouse clean-out, we have diverted 9,555 pounds from landfills and incinerators so far in 2016 alone!   Since last Earth Day, we’ve received many large donations, including some fantastic vintage stoves and other vintage housewares and appliances from a major motion picture shoot in NYC. From the set of Creed we got housewares, lumber, and our … Continue reading

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Resource Exchange Materials on Stage in NYC!

There’s a new production playing at Theatre Row on 42nd St. in NYC…and it features a prop that was diverted from landfill by The Resource Exchange! Set designer for Like Money in the Bank, Joseph Napolitano, purchased a reclaimed 1900s radio that he found here at the re. They refurbished it for the production, which is a period piece that takes place during the Progressive Era, described as “the first ever romantic comedy about the founding of the Federal Reserve Bank.” When he isn’t designing theatre sets (take a peek at this 1/4″ model of the set!), Joseph works for the Broadway Green … Continue reading

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Props in The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s “He Who Gets Slapped”

The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, in partnership with the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, is currently running a Barrymore recommended production of “He Who Gets Slapped,” and they came to the re to get many of the props they are using! They were able to buy and rent various accessories, a vintage men’s grooming kit, and some home decor items such as dishes and lamps to use in their set decoration. We think it’s great that PAC chose to use reclaimed materials, giving new life to items that the re diverted from landfill! We love providing our local performing arts community with the … Continue reading

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