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Rebuilding Exchange

by Erika Brekke
April 09, 2009




The Rebuilding Exchange in Brighton Park is a new non-profit that collects used building materials - ranging from sinks to doors to windows - from sustainably deconstructed buildings and then sells the materials at a low cost to the public. By recycling old building materials, preventing them from filling landfills, the Exchange allows anyone from low-income households, artists, or contractors to make new use out of these materials. Erika Brekke reports.