TerraCycle’s latest reuse projects!

We’ve written before about TerraCycle, the Trenton-based international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. This 2013 Blog Post describes what TerraCycle does and shows how they used shadow boxes that the Resource Exchange saved from a Walnut Street Theater production to make a “museum wall” of the company’s history and products. In 2014, the re staff visited TerraCycle and we wrote a Blog Post about how they turned giant umbrellas that we saved from the Philadelphia Flower Show into shade umbrellas in their courtyard! With reuse at the core of their … Continue reading

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Ala Modak – New Restaurant on the Block!

Not only are our awesome new neighbors serving up delicious Middle Eastern food at Ala Modak Restaurant, but they are also re regulars and incorporated lots of different reclaimed materials during the renovation and decoration!  Check out the beautiful space and try the tasty and affordable food at this unique BYOB at the corner of Cecil B. Moore Ave and N. Hancock St, open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. There’s even a corner of the restaurant where you can try on traditional dress or put on a fez and have your picture taken (as staff member, Laura, recently did).  The … Continue reading

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Peace Wall in Local Community Center made with Reclaimed Materials!

Cooks Who Care led the creation of a ‘Peace Wall’ at a Philly Art & Food Event last year. Built from salvaged foam core that the team picked up at The Resource Exchange and decorated by the local community, the wall is meant to celebrate the diversity of expression that makes Philly so special. The foam core that they used to make the wall was saved by the re team from the Democratic National Convention (read more about it here!) We’re glad to see these materials that were originally intended for a one-time event, reused in a local community project … Continue reading

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