Top Ten Waste Free Gifts

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Alicia Polacok is the Residential Recycling Outreach Coordinator for the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. She helps Portlanders get even better at recycling, composting, waste reduction and being a thoughtful consumer and today share the Top 10 Waste Free Gifts on the show. She also told us about the Portland Curbsider which is mailed to residents twice a year. The Winter one just came out last week and is full of good ideas and holiday related information.

Top 10 Waste Free Gifts

FOR KIDS

  • 1.Classes or lessons
  • 2.Activities or adventures together
  • 3.Virtual downloads (music, movies, games)

FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES

  • 4.Memberships or tickets
  • 5.Get-away experiences (babysitter, restaurant, hotel)

FOR ANYONE

  • 6.Service-oriented businesses (house cleaning, organizer)
  • 7.Gift cards for pampering (massage, nails)
  • 8.Your time (helping with home project or teaching a skill)
  • 9.Local gifts (crafts, food, drinks)
  • 10.Vintage or secondhand finds