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Waste Free Holiday Helps Richland Economy and Better For The Environment

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RICHLAND, Wash. - As the holidays approach many people will be shopping and looking for presents to give.  

The City of Richland has a suggestion.  They have set up a program to help the Richland economy and help save the environment. 

Leaders with the city suggest getting someone an experience rather than an actual present like a gift certificate to a restaurant, a spa treatment, or tickets to a concert or sporting event.

The program is called Waste Free Holidays.  It rewards shoppers with discounts for reducing waste.

The amount of trash significantly increases during the holiday season and this is a way to save the environment.

Jackson's Sports Bar in Richland is involved in the program.  General Manager Chuck Fisher said, "It's the gift that always fits, not the tie that dad needs to take back, that he's never going to wear in the closet.  It's the one gift that'll always be used and always going to fit."

Jackson's is offering a free ten dollar gift certificate for every 50 dollar gift certificate you buy.

Many other local businesses are involved.   

There is more information at the website below:

www.ci.richland.wa.us/RICHLAND/EconomicDevelopment/index.cfm?PageNum=105

 

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