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Where instead of throwing things away, we locally recycled those materials into fresh raw materials to power a thriving regional manufacturing economy.

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Where secondhand doesn’t mean second rate, but we develop subscription and reuse systems for our unwanted goods to power an equitable, thriving retail economy that everyone can afford.

Where instead of making the consumer responsible for single use goods and packaging, we pass smart legislation that reduces the amount of waste in our everyday lives.

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Where instead of accepting an unsustainable economy, we develop a resilient economy that runs on circular systems to eliminate waste in our consumption and our human potential.

That’s the promise of Circular Philadelphia.

Join us.

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Circular Philadelphia member organization The Resource Exchange


The Resource Exchange

The Resource Exchange is Philadelphia’s go-to center for all things creative reuse! Their mission is to provide inspiration and reclaimed materials for creative and environmentally resourceful making, teaching & living.

In their shop, gallery and workshop space, they re-envision waste as valuable resources, by saving art and educational supplies, building and home improvement materials, business and manufacturing salvage and recirculating them back into the local community. They also inspire creative and adaptive reuse of existing resources by presenting the works of local artists and makers in their reCreate gallery, as well as hosting free and low cost workshops and community events.

They became a member to have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from other local organizations and businesses that are also working towards closed loop solutions for Philadelphia.



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