||November 18, 2008
Waste Free Holidays Coordinator
Kitsap County Partnership Offers Waste
By giving experiences, you can reduce waste and
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(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County residents have the opportunity to
purchase “experience” gifts at discounted prices of 15-50% at
participating businesses and organizations from November 15 to December 31.
These gifts include tickets for concerts and gift certificates for
restaurant meals, bed & breakfast stays, spa days, educational classes,
car washes, and more. Details on all the offers and the participating
partners are posted at www.wastefreeholidays.com.
“Kitsap County’s partnership with local businesses is part of a regional
effort to celebrate experiences, and it supports waste reduction in a big way,” says Toni
Fuller, Kitsap County’s Waste Free Holidays program coordinator. The
program started twelve years ago in King County and has been joined by
Kitsap and Thurston Counties, and the City of Tacoma, as a way to promote waste reduction and
"We’re encouraging shoppers to 'think outside the box,' says
Fuller, adding, “ Giving experiences rather than merchandise can be a
welcome change from the mess and stress of traditional gift giving, and it's
better for the environment.” With almost thirty local
participating businesses and over a hundred more region-wide, a wide variety
of offers are available.
Here's how the program works: Each participating business offers an
experience gift at a discount of 15%-50%. Shoppers purchase the
“experience gifts” at the discounted price from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31, 2008
by contacting the partners directly. Their contact information is available
on the Waste Free Holidays website.
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Americans
generate an additional 6 million tons of waste between Thanksgiving and New
Year's Day each year. This includes food waste, shopping bags, packaging, and
The Waste Free Holidays program encourages residents to think about the
environment while purchasing this holiday season. For more information,
please visit www.wastefreeholidays.com,
or contact Toni Fuller at 360-337-5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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