Category Archives: rare or vintage

SPLIT Spot-The-Props!

Remember Highlight’s Hidden Pictures? Well we love to play Resource-Exchange-Spot-The-Props when movies that we work with come out! We get to see how materials we saved from landfill got used in the scenes, and also spot all of the cool props and decor that they donated to us after the film was shot! SPLIT, M. Night Shyamalan’s newest movie, opened last weekend, and if you look close The Resource Exchange is all over it…and we even got a ‘thank you’ in the credits (Thanks for the Thanks!) FROM STAGE TO SCREEN! See all those creepy looking white pipes along the … Continue reading

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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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Local Warehouse Clean-out and Huge Art Supply Donation!

  We now have loads of items for sale in the store thanks to a large, local donation! A warehouse in South Kensington was once a storage center for local arts and craft supply stores. In it were hundreds of boxes of materials that never made it out for distribution.     The re staff got down and dirty cleaning out the warehouse, saving hundreds of pounds of materials from landfill!   As you can see, it was no easy task, but that is merely a testament to how absolutely dedicated we are to our mission!   Some of the new … Continue reading

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