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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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The Resource Exchange + The Arden Theatre Company: Celebrating Years of Saving Sets!

In 2012 The Resource Exchange and The Arden Theatre Company saved tons of lengths of rough cut poplar and giant barn doors from their production of Charlotte’s Web. Donating the lumber to The Resource Exchange instead of sending it to landfill enabled our creative customers to reuse the wood in local projects. The barn doors were given a second life in The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s warehouse space, and we were thrilled when Little Berlin decided to use the poplar to build their community vegetable garden. The lumber was used in a number of interior design projects, furniture, and even in the … Continue reading

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Salvaged Set Materials in Local School Production of Macbeth!

Here at the re, many of our customers are teachers…and they’re always reusing the materials we’ve salvaged in creative ways!   One local teacher, Meghan, found fabric and a ton of cardboard tubes (which are in endless supply here, and only 50¢!) and knew they’d be the perfect materials for her school’s upcoming production of Macbeth. Check out the students creating the spooky set from reclaimed materials! “The story of Macbeth takes place in a forest and for our design, we made it a ghost forest where the witches lurk. The tubes I received from The Resource Exchange allowed us to create trees … Continue reading

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