Projects

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In our twenty-plus years providing consulting services, Full Circle has had the opportunity to assist with—and often originate—effective, thoughtful, and efficient programs consistently delivered on-time and within budget.

We hope you’ll peruse the following list, which highlights much of our work over the years. Let us know what questions you have and what we can do for you.

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Assessing Twenty Years of Santa Monica Sustainable Purchasing

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The City of Santa Monica has long been a pioneer in sustainable purchasing. The City’s early efforts were documented in a thorough 1998 report

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Auto Shred Residue: Stakeholder Engagement & Market Development

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In this multi-year project, Full Circle’s Eden Mack and David Stitzhal have supported efforts by the WA State Department of Ecology and Region 10 EPA

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Automotive Product Stewardship Roadmap

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Environmental policy on automobiles has traditionally focused on fuel efficiency and end-of-pipe emissions rather than considering the impacts and issues surrounding the automobile as a

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Battery Product Stewardship

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At times energizing, at times draining, work toward expanded recovery of rechargeable and single-use batteries is slowly charging ahead. Nationwide, industry-sponsored recovery programs for rechargeable

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Bellevue Commercial Recycling Technical Assistance

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In close concert with City of Bellevue Recycling Staff, the Full Circle team worked directly with hundreds of businesses to help improve their recycling and

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Carpet Processing, Recovery & Economic Development

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Early in this century, Full Circle’s David Stitzhal represented the Northwest Product Stewardship Council at a groundbreaking series of national stakeholder meetings. The assembled group

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Climate Change Reduction through Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing

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The West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum — created by EPA Region 9 — developed a “toolkit” of resources and strategies to help public

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Clothing Waste Prevention

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Still in planning stages, though with no shortage of need, this program will identify opportunities and potential partnerships to advance waste prevention of clothing in

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Community Car Wash Pollution Prevention – Kirkland, Bellevue & Redmond

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For several years, Full Circle has partnered with the skilled and professional team at Triangle Associates to provide charity car wash outreach on behalf of

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Don’t Drip and Drive

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Full Circle provided implementation support for the City of Bellevue and the City of Redmond’s participation in the regional Don’t Drip & Drive—Fix That Leak

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Electric Drive Vehicle End-of-Life Battery Market Research

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This market assessment sought to understand if the processing infrastructure for batteries from Electric Drive Vehicles (EDV) in North America will be sufficient for the

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Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool

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EPEAT® is a comprehensive environmental rating system that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment. The EPEAT approach was conceived and developed through the collaboration

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Energy Conservation – Business Assistance

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Focused on the urban core, the Urban Smart – Bellevue program creates a downtown district in which smart people create a movement toward smarter buildings

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Energy Conservation Assistance – Scoping

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Through this pilot project, the City’s Resource Conservation Manager was interested in helping the Bellevue business community identify and implement energy conservation measures. Full

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Federal Electronics Challenge

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The Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) is a partnership program that encourages federal facilities and agencies to: purchase greener electronic products, reduce impacts of electronic products

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Foodwaste & Packaging Ordinance (Restaurant Outreach)

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The City of Issaquah took a leadership position in passing an ordinance that bans expanded polystyrene foam packaging, requires food service businesses to use either

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Home Carwash Modeling, Research and Outreach

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Full Circle — in concert with Triangle Associates — assisted the City with issues regarding effluent from vehicle washing reaching storm drains. This work

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King County Green Schools Program

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We provided direct technical assistance to King County’s Green Schools Program—now comprising over 400 schools and 11 school districts. Participating schools receive recognition for improving

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Mercury-Containing Lights Product Stewardship Plan Implementation

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As twisted and winding as the coils of a compact fluorescent bulb is the path that has brought us to the current state of Washington’s

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Multi-Family Property Manager Recycling Practices Survey

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Full Circle Environmental was gratified, as always, to partner with the highly-regarded Elway Research on the first statewide survey to explore recycling at multi-family properties.

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Multifamily Recycling Outreach & Education Program

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Full Circle works closely with the City of Kirkland’s skilled and thoughtful program staff to provide outreach and operational services to the City’s multifamily properties,

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National Parks Green Purchasing Assistance

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Full Circle staff works closely with the National Park Service to expand implementation of environmental purchasing activities at headquarter and regional levels as well as

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Northwest Product Stewardship Council Coordination

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This NW institution has long demonstrated the creativity and effectiveness of local and state government to originate, refine and bring to life the critical policy

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Packaging Policy & Stakeholder Engagement

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Public and private stakeholders, including businesses throughout the life-cycle chain, agree that packaging presents some of the greatest challenges and opportunities for increased recycling and

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Packaging Waste Prevention Technical Assistance

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In the early 1990’s Full Circle worked with Sound Resource Management Group to support Snohomish County’s groundbreaking outreach business program to minimize and prevent packaging

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Paint Stewardship Program – Public Awareness Study

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Product Care and the Product Stewardship Institute jointly solicited proposals to develop, conduct and analyze a survey of adults to measure the level public awareness

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Pharmaceuticals: Take Back Your Meds

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Take Back Your Meds is a group of over 270 organizations in Washington State demanding a statewide program for the safe return and disposal of

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Post-Consumer Ceramics & Non-Container Glass Market Development

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Full Circle researched market expansion opportunities for recycling post-consumer ceramics and non-container glass, both of which present disposal problems for area thrift stores and other

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Re-Refined Oil Market Development

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Full Circle has devoted considerable time to used oil policy and program development. Core projects included expansion of used oil collection infrastructure, developing award-winning public

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Redmond Commercial Recycling Technical Assistance

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Full Circle staff is proud to have worked with the City of Redmond since 1990, even before Full Circle existed. Through close coordination with city

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Retail Pharmacy Recruitment for Medicine Return Program

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Call2Recycle, long known for their flagship program to capture end-of-life rechargeable batteries, is expanding to establish collection networks for pharmaceuticals. To meet local ordinance

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School Food Share

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School Food Share allows schools and food banks to work together to collect whole, packaged, uneaten cafeteria leftovers and share it within their community.

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Shoreline Commercial Recycling Technical Assistance

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For the City of Shoreline’s commercial recycling outreach program, Full Circle Environmental provided program design services, developed a strategic business target list, designed and created

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The Case for Waste Prevention: A Guide for Legal Professionals

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“This guidebook—written by lawyers for lawyers—is concise, well-written, and full of creative ideas about waste prevention,” said a Seattle City Council member of this guide.

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Used Oil and HHW Collection, Outreach & Education

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This broadly recognized program—documented in a peer reviewed journal and a nationally-distributed trade magazine—has achieved a recycling rate above 90% for used motor oil from

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