Resource Depot Finds the Art in Recycling

The Industry Alley nonprofit supports the arts and engages the community, all while keeping thousands of pounds of material out of landfills

Photo by Ashley Meyer

Resource Depot’s position as an anchor of Industry Alley—a cluster of warehouses repurposed to serve the West Palm Beach design community—is fitting, as its focus is “turning waste into wonder.” By collecting and redistributing discarded items, the nonprofit supports the arts and keeps thousands of pounds of material out of landfills.

Since its founding in 1999, Resource Depot has upheld a mission to encourage consumers to share, donate, or repurpose. In addition to its reusable marketplace, it hosts classes on making recycled art, from cupcakes to flowers and more.

Recently, Resource Depot brought its offerings online. “We developed robust virtual resources—videos, lesson plans, suggestions for being green—and people suddenly had to decide what was essential, which dovetails nicely with our ENF campaign,” explains executive director Jennifer O’Brien. The “ENF is Enough” initiative encourages everyone to think of ways to consume less and reuse more. 

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