FYI: Juice pouches not trash, after all

Juice pouches not trash, after all

Get out the cardboard boxes. There is a new collectible in town.

Save those juice pouches. Not the juice boxes — the pouches.

TerraCycle and Honest Tea created a program called Drink Pouch Brigade. The program allows schools, churches and community groups to collect previously nonrecyclable items in return for cash. Groups can participate free, and they’ll be sent containers with shipping labels already attached.

According to the Container Recycling Institute, 3.6 billion drink pouches are produced each year. Because the material used to makes these pouches is nonrecyclable, virtually every single one is sent to a landfill.

The pouches will be made into handbags of various sizes and styles and are tentatively scheduled to be sold at major retailers in 2008. Participants will be paid 1 cent for every pouch they collect or 2 cents for every Honest Kids drink pouch they return.

For more information, go to www.terracycle.net/dpb.

Learn about college degree options

“Here and Now: Access to Higher Education in Our Region Today” is the topic for a meeting of the Everett Branch of the American Association of University Women at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Everett Transit Center, 3201 Smith Ave., Everett.

Dr. Christine Kerlin, executive director for the University Center, located at Everett Station, will talk about degree opportunities offered in Everett by five state universities.

Agency offers renter training

Tired of getting rejected for housing in Snohomish County?

The Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish offers free Renter Certification Training at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 2801 Lombard Ave., Everett.

Learn about how to obtain housing and how to overcome obstacles such as bad credit.

For more information, call 425-339-1335.

Tribute to John Denver tonight

Get a Rocky Mountain high when Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater presents a tribute to the life and career of legendary performer John Denver, on the 10th anniversary of his passing, at 8 tonight at 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish.

Bryan Stratton is the performer. Tickets are $12 at the door.

No telling if he’ll do “Grandma’s Feather Bed.”

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