Tag: recycling

Six Ways to Be the Worst Recycler Ever

While I’m a confirmed, lifelong subscriber to the glass is half-empty philosophy, I’m often awakened from my pessimistic melancholia when I observe people genuinely wanting to do the right thing when it comes to recycling, even if they’re making a…

My Favorite Recycling Program: E-Cycle Washington

I’m Jenna Higgins, Recycling Programs Coordinator for the City of Kirkland. It’s a great gig – I get to work with residents and businesses on how to reduce waste and sort what they do have into the right spots. It’s…

On the Road Again: Is Recycling a Political Statement?

Our society has done an outstanding job creating and perpetuating stereotypes: over-simplified assumptions and widely held beliefs about how a society, group, or thing might look or behave. So as not to offend, I’ll offer myself and my Scottish heritage…

Great (Trashy) Places to Visit for Free

I’m sure we can all remember back in school when it was “field trip day.”  It was an opportunity to get a break from the daily monotony of the classroom, see the world, and experience and learn something new.  Whether…

Watch Your Waste!

Everyone’s heard the phrase, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, but how many of us actually incorporate this into our daily lives? Sure, Northwesterners are known for their commitment to recycling, but we can go further with our waste reduction! Challenge yourself to…

Kirkland Makes Recycling an Event

Okay Kirklanders!  Give yourselves a big pat on the back for making our semiannual recycling collection events a success for 20 consecutive years!  Since 1994, Kirkland residents have brought everything from old appliances to worn tires to spent motor oil…

Waste Reduction At Work: Meetings

Meetings happen so often in the workplace that we probably do not think about the waste we generate when we attend. Here are some waste reduction tips for your future face-time requirements: Send the agenda via e-mail ahead of time…

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Waste Reduction At Work: Office Pranks

When you spend most of your waking hours at work, I hope that at least some of those hours consist of genuine joy, laughter, and fun with your coworkers. While some may find enough satisfaction in passing around a funny…