Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email
(WTOL) - Recycable trash has found a second home at Scrap 4 Art in Toledo where one person's trash fills a store with inexpensive supplies for artists and crafters.
Donated items from the community include fabric samples, and coffee cans, cardboard tubes.
"They would have ended up in a landfill. We look at these materials and say there's great creative aspects to these materials. They can be added to an art project or a school craft project," said owner Beth Sheets.
Sheets says donated materials from the community are essential to Scrap 4 Art and that anyone can donate items. "Sometimes I think we are good therapy for places," she said.
The store encourages a new solution to environmental problems by merging environmental awareness with artistic creativity.