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SCRAP – a clearinghouse for Materials

Get Creative! Be an ARTIST. Donate materials.

Scrap accepts Dolllars! and they also accept materials that may be reused!

Imagine….not in the landfill, not thrown out… but put to a GREAT CREATIVE use.

You can also donate in person or come by and see this great organization in action!


801 Toland St., enter on Newcomb

San Francisco, CA 94124

SCRAP: What Treasure Will You find?

Donations of quality re-usable materials such as textiles, buttons, paper, craft and office supplies, plastics, and wood are collected from businesses, institutions, and individuals then sorted and made available to teachers, parents, artists, and organizations.

The community depends on SCRAP as the place to find all manner of materials for educational programs, creative projects, and their classrooms. By offering low cost supplies, creative reuse workshops, volunteer opportunities, educational field trips, art exhibitions, and more SCRAP gives students of all ages the opportunity to learn and pass on the value of creative reuse. Scrap is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization.


LOOK on Flickr to see some amazing and creative SCRAP projects. They help artists create their vision, they help businesses and residents recycle. Check out SCRAP!!

Burt’s Bees and Preserve Team up!

On NOVEMBER 15, next Thursday, Burt’s Bees® is thrilled to celebrate America Recycles Day through their new partnership with Preserve®, a leading sustainable consumer goods company that has been creating stylish everyday products for the home that reuse earth’s resources. With Preserve’s Gimme 5 Program, what’s old is new again: Consumers can drop off their#5 plastics to be recycled into material for new products like toothbrushes and razor handles. These nationwide drop-off locations now accept Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, Tinted Lip Balm and Lip Shimmer tubes as well as the caps for all Burt’s Bees products.

We all want to do our part to treat the planet right, but it’s usually easier to recycle everyday plastics #1 and #2 than little lip balms. Burt’s Bees’ partnership with Preserve makes it that much easier to do a little good with the Gimme 5 Program. We hope that you’ll encourage your readers to celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15th by bringing their old Burt’s Bees tubes and other #5 plastics to be recycled at their nearest Gimme 5 drop-off location.

WHO: Burt’s Bees and Preserve

WHAT: Gimme 5 Program

WHEN: America Recycles Day – Thursday, November 15th

WHERE: Gimme 5 Drop-offs at participating Whole Foods Market® locations and select co-op stores (more information at mygimme5.com)

Through Preserve’s Gimme 5 Program, Burt’s Bees and Preserve will empower people to make everyday choices that are better for the earth while offering real solutions without compromise.