July 6, 2011
King County’s Solid Waste Division (SWD) has named 89 local companies to its fifth annual “Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction” list, and introduced a new business honor roll for companies that have made the list for five years in a row. Food Lifeline was on the list this year!
Here is a description of what we do at Food Lifeline to help recycle and reduce waste in our community.
As award winners, each business has put exceptional recycling programs into place and shown commitment to reducing the amount of waste their company sends to the landfill. Their actions help reduce the impacts of climate change and feed recycled materials back into the economy.
The 2011 list spans a wide array of businesses in King County including hospitality, medical services, professional services, retail, finance, government, arts and entertainment and others.
Last year, businesses in King County sent more than 200,000 tons of recyclable materials to the landfill. At 27 percent, the largest percentage of material heading to the landfill from businesses is food scraps and food-soiled paper.
King County releases the Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction list annually. The County’s goal in establishing the list is to recognize the top recyclers and waste reducers, and help motivate others in the local business community to improve recycling and waste reduction practices.