How to Host a Zero Waste Party

How to Host a Zero Waste Party

On my street, we have a birthday party for the person our street is named after every year. We also have a lot of events in the community. So when I was asked to provide ideas on how to host a zero waste block party this year, the following is what I came up with.…

Croaked Clothes? Torn Textiles? Hobbled Housewares?

Croaked Clothes? Torn Textiles? Hobbled Housewares?

This article appears in the April 2019 edition of the Front Porch Flyer. It has been expanded here to address apartments, condos, and specific donation types. Approximately 6.6 million pounds of textiles are going to the landfill each year from ARR’s curbside customers. That’s 18,000 pounds of clothes going in the trash every day rather…

Unwanted Mail or Junk Mail

Unwanted Mail or Junk Mail

How to stop receiving unwanted mail Red Plum is the most widely received coupon circular. To remove a mailing address, folks should visit http://www.valassis.com/about-us/contact-us, and select “Remove Mailing Address” in the middle of the page. It can take up to 6 weeks, so be patient. ValPak is another coupon mailer. To opt out, visit https://www.valpak.com/coupons/show/mailinglistsuppression To…

Give Them The Cold Shoulder

Give Them The Cold Shoulder

Disposable/Single Use Freezer Bags They have many names. An image search for the technical name brings up at least the following: Cool Shield Thermal Bubble Mailers Silver Protective Cold Frezon Insulated Box Liners Insulated Foil Bubble Bag Portable Cold Cool Insulation Bag Thermal Disposable Food Delivery Bags You may receive them using meal-kit delivery, food…