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Kirkland businesses recognized as 'Best Workplaces' for waste reduction, recycling
Thirteen Kirkland businesses have been recognized by King County’s annual “Recycle More. It’s Easy to Do.” campaign as “Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction.”
Eighty-nine businesses in King County, including restaurants, manufacturers, city governments and a wide variety of others, demonstrated fulfillment of the criteria and provided individual “profiles” about how successes were achieved.
The 2011 Kirkland honorees, some which have been selected for the second year, are (* 2010 honorees):
• BladeGallery, Inc./Epicurean Edge*
• Chameleon Technologies, Inc*
• CHOICE Insurance, LLC*
• D’Amico Photography, LLC
• Eco Cartridge Store*
• Evergreen Healthcare*
• Green Apple Events and Catering
• Honda of Kirkland*
• Neil Levinson Enterprises
• Simplicity Décor*
• Twelve Baskets Catering
• Voldal Wartelle & Co., P.S.
Twelve of the 13 Kirkland businesses recognized as “Best Workplaces” are also participants in the City of Kirkland’s Green Business Program.
In 2007, the city launched a program to recognize the efforts of existing green businesses and to encourage other businesses to get green. Qualified businesses are listed on the Kirkland Green Business Web page where they are encouraged to provide a promotional article about their green practices and services.
Businesses also receive a core program logo in the form of a window cling, electronic logo files that can be used for corporate printed materials, and an award letter. In addition to the “Kirkland Green Business” core logo, eligible businesses can obtain logos for seven categories: waste reduction/recycling, water conservation, transportation/commute trip reduction, pollution prevention, green building, energy efficiency and use of green power.
To join the other more than 80 Kirkland Green Business participants, visit www.kirklandwa.gov/greenbusiness or call the City of Kirkland’s Recycling Hotline: (425) 587-3812.
In 2007, King County Solid Waste Division launched the “Recycle More” campaign to increase recycling among single family residents, multifamily residents and businesses. The commercial recycling program targeted businesses that could demonstrate cost savings with an increased recycling program, especially with regard to paper, cardboard and organics.
To learn about King County’s “Recycle More” program, go to www.kingcounty.gov and enter “Recycle More” in the search box or call 206-296-4466.