Category: Reduce

Out on the Town: Waste Less, Enjoy More

Usually on vacation, or when you’re out to eat with family and friends, the last thing on your mind is trash. You don’t think about what you’re disposing of when you go to a restaurant or the amount of waste…

food scraps

The Cure for Wasted Food

Last year I helped organize a campus-wide barbeque at my school, Washington State University. We hired vendors to bring food, but overestimated how much food to order. Even with thousands of students cycling through the food line, we still had…

Adventures of a Summer Intern: The Notion of Less

Last weekend, sitting in my favorite spot, up against the bulkhead in front of the cabin on Hood Canal, I was reflecting on my summer as the Kirkland Solid Waste Intern. Trying again and again to skip rocks (a skill…

3d recycling guides at Evergreen Health's cafeteria

26 Things Your Green Team Can *Do*

You have a Green Team at your office, now what? Here are 26 activities that your Green Team could do (and feel free to contact us for help at your Kirkland workplace!): Cut Your Workplace’s Waste Improve recycling at your…

3 Steps to Green Your Business’ Supplies

Kirkland businesses recycle about 24% of their waste – but so much more is recyclable! Increasing what your business recycles can allow you to reduce your trash service and save money, since recycling is free. The City’s Smart Business Guide…

On the Road Again: Feel Good Recycling

When it comes to managing the “stuff” in our lives, most of us genuinely want to recycle and contribute at least in some small way toward making the planet a better and cleaner place. Just look at the recycling rates…