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10 Years of The Resource Exchange!

Did you know that The Resource Exchange is 10 Years Old?! Starting this month and throughout the next year we’ll be celebrating 10 years of diverting creative materials from landfill! In 2009 our Executive Director Karyn Gerred founded The Resource Exchange and began our organization’s first program, reSETS, which targeted waste materials specifically generated from the entertainment industry. On the set of our first major film strike, we saved over 25 tons of the lumber with a local union film crew. Gerred also worked with The Greater Philadelphia Film Office to write the SETS (Setting Entertainment Toward Sustainability) Guide, as … Continue reading

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Penn Museum + The Resource Exchange!

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology is currently undergoing an exciting Building Transformation. The renovations are providing the museum a chance to change up displays in their galleries and clean out uneeded materials. While they don’t need these materials now, they are still reusable, so of course, they contacted The Resource Exchange. The Penn Museum donated acrylic pieces, loads of hardware, tools, building materials, and display fixtures to The Resource Exchange, preventing them from going to landfill, and enabling them to have a second life in the hands of our creative customers.  Ben, from the museum, was … Continue reading

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Delaware Theatre Company + the re!

When the Delaware Theatre Company recently wrapped their production of “Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical” on May 12th, they found they no longer had a use for the large quantity of blue ball-pit balls which played the role of “water in the marsh”. Ball-pit balls are mainly composed of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) – meaning plastic! Even though LDPE (#4 plastic) is recyclable in Philadelphia, the Delaware Theatre Company saw their great potential for reuse. They contacted the re to make sure the “water in the marsh” would get a more sustainable second life! Thank you to the Delaware Theatre … Continue reading

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