Kirkland businesses’ recycling efforts gain recognition

Nine out of the 50 King County businesses named as the “Best Workplaces for Recycling” are based in Kirkland and eight of them are participating in the city’s Green Business Program.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:40am
  • Business

Nine out of the 50 King County businesses named as the “Best Workplaces for Recycling” are based in Kirkland and eight of them are participating in the city’s Green Business Program.

The following Kirkland businesses were recognized by King County’s “Recycle More. It’s Easy.” campaign as 2008 honorees:

· Google, Inc.

· Chameleon Technologies

· Champagne Design

· ECO Cartridge Store

· The Green Car Company

· Poggemeyer Design Group

· Allyis

· OTAK

· PCC Natural Markets

In 2007, the city of Kirkland launched a program to recognize the efforts of existing “green” businesses and to encourage businesses to get “green.” Qualified businesses will be listed on the Kirkland Green Business web page and receive a core program logo in the form of a window cling and electronic file that can be used for corporate printed materials.

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.

Information about joining the other 23 Kirkland Green Business participants is available at www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/greenbusiness or call 425-587-3812.

In 2007, King County launched the “Recycle More” campaign to increase recycling among single family residents, multi-family 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.

More information about King County’s Recycle More program is available at www.metrokc.gov/recyclemore or call 206-296-4466.


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