Research & Writing

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We are insatiably curious, doggedly persistent, and expansively connected. We are also effective listeners, deep absorbers, quick studies, succinct summarizers, and clear writers.

Whether it’s recycling markets, stakeholder positions, environmental impacts, policy implications, regulatory clarity, or good restaurants, let us explore and learn with you.

Full Circle staff stands ready to support your research-needs with: issue definition, boundary framing, knowledge acquisition, executive analysis, recommendations development, and results communication.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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