Editor's Note: Publix partnership to help us reduce plastic use

I’m happy to report that we’re making progress with reducing the use of plastics in the distribution of The Coastal Star.
Beginning next month, we are partnering with Publix Super Markets to improve the delivery of newspapers in the northern third of our circulation area.
If you live in a single-family home in Manalapan or on Hypoluxo Island, you’ll begin receiving your paper in the mail in March. Same goes for readers in Ocean Ridge who live north of Woolbright Road.
By switching to mail delivery we’ll be able to reduce the number of plastic sleeves we throw into driveways and eliminate delivery of wet newsprint.
In some neighborhoods it means that police officers and property managers won’t have to pick up and discard copies when residents are away.
The mailed editions of the newspaper will feature monthly promotional materials from Publix. These same editions will be hand-delivered (as usual) to the condos and townhomes in this geographic area — including South Palm Beach.
There shouldn’t be any delay in delivery. If all goes well, we’ll still get you your newspaper on the first weekend of the month.
We’re excited about this sponsored mail delivery of The Coastal Star.
We hope you enjoy the upgrade to our delivery system, as we look forward — over time — to expanding the practice to the rest of our delivery area.
Please thank Publix for helping us reduce the amount of plastic we’re using along our environmentally fragile coast.
And if you have questions or concerns, do contact our publisher, Jerry Lower, at publisher@thecoastalstar.com.

— Mary Kate Leming,
Editor

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Comment by Hobart Gapp on February 16, 2020 at 10:13am

Just as a follow up, Publix is not respecting the feelings of their senior customers in Florida.  

Comment by Hobart Gapp on January 30, 2020 at 8:16pm

Is that the same Publix that gives a valuable discount to seniors in the Carolinas but refuses to give seniors in Florida any kind of  preferred pricing?  Check it out.  No help for Florida seniors, most of them living on a fixed income.  Until Publix shows more caring for their senior customers in Florida, it’s going to be impossible for me to thank them for anything.  

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