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Time running out to apply for King County ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention, Recycling’ list

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Only a few weeks remain until the June 13 deadline to apply for recognition on King County’s annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list for 2014.

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Only a few weeks remain until the June 13 deadline to apply for recognition on King County’s annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list for 2014.

Business owners and employees are encouraged to nominate their businesses to the list, which recognizes King County companies that have excelled at preventing waste and promoting recycling. This recognition program is open all King County businesses, excluding those in the cities of Seattle and Milton.

The list, which will be announced July 2, honors local businesses regardless of size or business type – from education and medicine, to technology and transportation.

Successful applicants will also be considered for King County’s “Re-Innovator Award,” which recognizes a single business with an exceptionally innovative waste reduction program.

In order to be eligible for the list, a business must meet five required criteria, and be able to meet at least 10 benchmarks. Benchmarks include actions such as collecting food scraps and food-soiled paper for composting, collecting batteries for recycling, or offering paperless billing to customers.

For more information, contact Karen May, 206-477-5281.

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