Closing the Loop
for People, Policies,
and Projects

Full Circle is a Seattle-based environmental
consulting firm that creates impactful programs
and cutting-edge policies toward a just,
waste-free, and climate stable future.

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We Won’t “Waste” Your Time

Full Circle is more than a team of waste experts – we are behavior change agents. Our thoughtful approach to problem solving combines a deep knowledge of waste systems with an intuitive understanding of relationships. Expertise, with a side of emotional intelligence.

Why Work With Us


Our small team is flexible and can adapt quickly to shifting priorities.


We care deeply about bringing a playful spirit to our projects and relationships.


Authentic relationship-building and deep collaboration is in our nature.


Our team’s deeply rooted expertise is the foundation for creation and innovation.

A Few Projects We’re Excited About

Plastic Packaging Management Study

At the direction of the Washington State Legislature and the Department of Ecology, Full Circle and Cascadia Consulting studied the presence of plastic packaging in Washington’s waste stream, analyzed the existing infrastructure for plastic processing, and identified options to reduce plastic packaging in the State. Full Circle designed and led the stakeholder process to illuminate key parties’ input regarding the future of plastics in Washington.

Commercial Recycling Outreach & Technical Assistance

Full Circle provides commercial recycling outreach and technical assistance to the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, and other agencies in the region. Since the firm launched in 1993, Full Circle has helped thousands of businesses improve their recycling and composting practices and achieve measurable waste diversion; a number of the businesses assisted have won awards for their improved practices.

Whether assisting shopping malls, high-rise office buildings, stand-alone family businesses, hotels, manufacturing facilities, or multifamily residences, Full Circle builds quick rapport and offers creative yet practical solutions. Full Circle also bolsters cities’ recycling education programs by supporting the development of newsletters, graphic materials and videos; conducting waste characterization studies; and employing CBSM strategies to engage businesses and change behavior.

Clothing Waste Prevention in King County

Full Circle was hired by Seattle Solid Waste Utility and the King County Link-Up Program to research the juggernaut of clothing waste by identifying leaders in the field and illuminating existing programs in terms of their success and challenges. Our staff engaged in research and analysis – including conducting direct interviews with key international stakeholders – regarding a variety of approaches ranging from repair and upcycling to the rental, leasing, and organized swapping of clothes. 

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