Friday, December 30, 2011

Reducing Waste



-- Reducing Waste --

Here’s something we can all do to reduce the amount of “waste” we are contributing to the recycling and landfill systems by considering the reuse or repurpose potential of each item. 

First, take a moment to jot down any local program, group, or class that may utilize "waste" items. 

For instance: school art and sewing classes, kindergarten and preschool groups, daycares, youth groups, art and design programs at universities, sewing groups, or check out the the local recreation center and family centers… These places are often in need of items for their art projects. 

We can support their efforts, helping extend their budgets by offering them our “waste”. 

Everything from glass bottles and plastic containers, to cloth scraps and rags, egg cartons, coat hangers, magazines… buttons, bits and pieces of ribbon, wrapping paper, paper bags… and more.

Simply go online and using your favorite search engine type in the keywords: “Creative Material Exchange” for your area. 

I did a general search online and found pages of resources to check out including these I’ve listed here below:

www.kid-at-art.com - to find The Imagination Factory

Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts: www.materials-exchange.org






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