ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Paper or plastic? Learn the earth-friendly answer to this and other shopping questions from the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives. Representatives will be at a local grocery stores Thursdays in October to offer shoppers information about how to buy S.M.A.R.T. (Save Money And Reduce Trash).
Buy S.M.A.R.T. is all about using the 4 R's when shopping: reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink. Can it be recycled after you're done? Or reused? Is it over packaged? Is the packaging made from recycled content? Well if you are not sure visit the Office of Waste Alternatives staff at your local grocery store Thursdays this fall. The following is a list of locations and dates where you can find out more information about how you can Buy S.M.A.R.T.:
All shoppers who wish to be education on how to be a S.M.A.R.T. shopper will receive a free reusable shopping bag and a Buy S.M.A.R.T. pocket guide.
October 4, 4-6 p.m.
14130 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville
October 11 4-6 p.m.
Hitchcock's in Alachua
15560 NW US Highway 441 32616
October 18 4-6 p.m.
Hitchcock's in Newberry
24220 W Newberry Road 32669
October 25, 3-5 p.m.
High Springs Farmers Market (weather permitting)
Behind City Hall around the sinkhole between N.W. First and Second Avenues
High Springs, Florida
Learn how to buy S.M.A.R.T. and remember Embrace Zero Waste!
For more information on Buy S.M.A.R.T, please call (352) 374-5213.