Projects

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

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

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

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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Backhaul Alaska

Alaska’s rural communities are distinct from the entirety of the U.S. Their landfills are unlined, typically uncovered, and waste burning without emissions treatment is commonplace.

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Battery Product Stewardship

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

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

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

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

While end of life diversion (such as donation to thrift shops) and reduction of waste and toxicity upstream at the production end are important, our

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Clothing Waste Prevention & Materials Management

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requested communications and outreach support to develop shelf ready waste prevention and reuse campaigns to help local governments

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Community Car Wash Pollution Prevention – Kirkland, Bellevue & Redmond

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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Domestic Processing of Mixed Plastic – Stakeholder Interviews

Catalyzed by increasing concern about responsible recycling of mixed plastics and China’s National Sword ban, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and King County Solid Waste Division’s

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Don’t Drip and Drive

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

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

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

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

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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EnviroStars Recruitment and Support

EnviroStars is a free program that offers rebates, resources, and incentives to businesses who take action to protect the environment and employee health and safety.

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Federal Electronics Challenge

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Life Cycle Assessment & Footprint Analysis

EPA is looking to apply LCA methods and tools to identify the environmental impacts of packaging materials, and support the adoption of Sustainable Materials Management

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Packaging Policy & Stakeholder Engagement

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

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 Retailer Outreach & Water Protection

Non-point source pollution, by definition, comes from a variety of sources and widespread locations. This poses a challenge for programs intended to offer tools and

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Paint Source Reduction Modeling

Most Americans will at some point face the question of what to do with leftover paint. In 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated

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Paint Stewardship Program – Public Awareness Study

The first U.S. paint stewardship law was passed in Oregon in 2009, and the industry-managed stewardship organization PaintCare launched a statewide collection program in 2010.

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Pharmaceuticals: Take Back Your Meds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Strategic Energy Management Program – Commercial/Institutional

The Tacoma Power Customer Energy Program (within Tacoma Public Utilities) contracted with prime Stillwater Energy and subcontactors Full Circle Environmental and Energy 350 to establish

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The Case for Waste Prevention: A Guide for Legal Professionals

“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

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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