Each year LinkUp evaluates and selects focus materials as priorities for recycling. Focus materials are chosen based on four criteria:
- Need for improved markets for material.
- Recycling of material has proven successful in markets elsewhere in the country.
- Material has market status in Puget Sound area that indicates opportunity.
- The LinkUp program has the resources to make a significant impact to increase recycling of the material.
The LinkUp team also works to stay aware of emerging opportunities for materials other than the focus materials.
Focus materials by year: