27 Oct '12, 1pm

via @Earth911

via @Earth911

The SCRAP store sells all kinds of craft materials including fabrics. Photo: SCRAP If the internet tells us anything , it's that DIY and craft projects are growing in popularity. SCRAP , a creative reuse center in Portland, Ore. is helping facilitate this trend. SCRAP, which stands for School and Community Reuse Action Project, began in 1999 when a group of teachers decided to rescue extra craft materials from their classrooms and make them available to other teachers. With the assistance of a grant, the program quickly grew and became a nonprofit organization serving the Portland community. Last year, they diverted 116 tons of materials from the waste stream by selling them in their store or using them in craft projects as part of their educational programming. "Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing education progra...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/10/27/scrap-creative-reuse-...

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