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Reclaimed Material in Industrial Design

It’s always exciting to see the creative ways our customers are able to reuse the materials that we divert from landfill. Part of our mission here at The Resource Exchange is to support local artists, designers, and makers of all kinds who employ creative reuse in their projects. We believe that prioritizing sustainable solutions in design is important for our climate’s future, and a big part of that has to be reuse.  Resource Exchange customer and Senior Industrial Design Major at The University of the Arts, Jose Carpena, demonstrated these ideals in his most recent project. Carpena often puts sustainability at … Continue reading

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Snackaby + The Resource Exchange: Get Colorful!

Jennifer is the creative mind behind Snackaby, a local company that started by making reusable lunch containers. “I just couldn’t stand to throw away one more plastic baggie! I used reusable water bottles, stainless steel food containers, but there always seemed to be that last little handful of chips or fruit that made me give in to a single-use plastic baggie in my son’s lunch. What a waste!” So Jennifer started making reusable baggies that can be cleaned by hand or in the dishwasher. Each is made out of washable fabrics and a food safe inner lining. Now Snackaby is … Continue reading

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