LinkUp is a King County program that works to expand markets for selected recyclable and reusable materials by facilitating an interactive community of businesses, public agencies and other organizations. Each year LinkUp selects focus materials that are identified as priorities for King County. The current materials are:
LinkUp addresses barriers that prevent recycled materials from moving into the marketplace successfully. Projects may include technology validation, technical assistance, networking, supply chain facilitation, education and training, and strategy development.
LinkUp creates partnerships with businesses, agencies and other organizations in the Puget Sound area to help increase the collection and processing of recyclable materials, use of recycled materials in manufacturing/production and purchase of recycled-content products.
Each year LinkUp evaluates and selects focus materials as priorities for recycling. Focus materials are chosen based on four criteria.