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Soap + The RE!

It’s craft market season! Check out the lovely soaps  from the material conscious vendor and customer of the re, Diana Ford! Diana, who recently moved to Philadelphia from California, has been frequenting our store and incorporating reuse into her entire soap making operation! “I recently moved here from California and have been coming by regularly to collect materials. I am a soap maker and was thrilled to discover your organization,  as I have been frequenting the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse in Oakland for years, and never hoped to find a similar resource here!  I had my first local … Continue reading

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Concrete Cowboys donation

Concrete Cowboys + reuse in Philadelphia!

The Resource Exchange recently received a donation from Concrete Cowboys! Concrete Cowboys is an upcoming film directed by Ricky Staub based on the 2011 novel Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri, which was inspired by the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club. The Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club is a local nonprofit that has been a part of the Philadelphia community for over 100 years!  “The mission of The Fletcher Street Urban Riding is to save and restore this historical, important facet of Philadelphia’s community, and most importantly, its children. Fletcher Street’s horse community is for many children, the only safe place … Continue reading

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reUse + Small Cricket Farm in Philly

Crosby Lyon came into the re this weekend and found sustainably sourced insulation for his small cricket farm called Cricket and Cork (follow on FB!). Cricket and Cork, Crosby says, “is right now focusing on raising crickets as a low energy and resource-efficient alternative to meat for human and pet consumption. I raise the crickets in containers housed on shelves, which I have insulated on four sides with the front covered in thick clear plastic. Inside is a heater and at least one humidifier. The smaller and more insulated the space, the less energy and water I need as inputs.” … Continue reading

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