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Salem Cloth Project Receives a $15,000 Grant to Support the Community

What weighs 1.7 million pounds, is wrapped in plastic and smells like crap? **Drum roll** The amount of disposable diapers that are thrown away in Marion County, Oregon every month. Yes, you read that right. 1.7 million pounds a month of disposable diapers are thrown away in Marion County according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality waste assessment data from 2016. If you are a parent or if you’ve ever wandered past the diaper aisle in the grocery store, you also know that diapers are not cheap. In fact, a single-child household could spend around $50 a month on diapers. And depending on how quickly your child potty trains, you could be spending that for 2-4 years! That could...

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