Market & Economic Development

Metal Rolls FactoryEconomic development and environmental protection not only can co-exist, they must. It is the terms of this coexistence that allow for discussion and disagreement, and open the door for creativity.

Full Circle’s work in this arena ranges from straightforward market expansion for environmentally-preferable products, to developing recovery and processing infrastructure for under-utilized materials, to changing the terms of the debate by moving costs away from ratepayers, taxpayers, and local governments and toward producers and consumers.

Related Projects

Clothing Waste Prevention

Apparel Clothing & Textile 2

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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Climate Change Reduction through Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing

Climate-Change

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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Electric Drive Vehicle End-of-Life Battery Market Research

EDV Tesla Plug In

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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Post-Consumer Ceramics & Non-Container Glass Market Development

Ceramic Jugs

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

Oil Drums Blue Many

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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Used Oil and HHW Collection, Outreach & Education

Oil Drum Rusty Top

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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Packaging Waste Prevention Technical Assistance

Can Single Blue Top

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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Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool

Electronics Wire Donut

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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Federal Electronics Challenge

Electronics Circuit Board

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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Packaging Policy & Stakeholder Engagement

Packaging Bottle Caps

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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