KIRKLAND, Wash. (June 23, 2010) - King County’s Solid Waste Division has named Kirkland, Wash.-based Allyis to the 2010 Best Workplaces for Recycling & Waste Reduction list, a distinction the company has earned for the third year in a row. Allyis is one of 75 organizations to make the list. The companies are being recognized for exceptional recycling programs and for their commitment to reducing the amount of waste their company produces.
“Allyis is honored to receive this distinction for the third consecutive year” said Kristy Law, corporate citizenship director at Allyis. “Recycling and composting are second nature to most of our employees in their own homes so we make it easy for them to make those same choices at the office while reducing our company’s waste significantly.”
Last year, businesses in King County sent more than 200,000 tons of recyclable materials to the landfill. Surprisingly, the commercial waste stream still contains 22 percent paper, what many consider the easiest item to recycle. At 27 percent, the largest percentage of material heading to the landfill from businesses is food scraps and food-soiled paper.
All businesses operating in King County outside the City of Seattle were eligible for the list. To secure their spot, businesses were required to meet the same five basic criteria, as well as 10 additional waste reduction and recycling criteria, such as using reusable or compostable dishware in kitchens, collecting batteries for recycling, or sending electronic invoices.
King County releases the Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction list annually. This year’s list of businesses has increased by 10 from 2009, and is more than triple the number of businesses on the list from four years ago. The county’s goal in establishing the list was to recognize the top recyclers and waste reducers, and help motivate others in the local business community to improve recycling and waste reduction practices. To learn more about what businesses recognized on the 2009 list are doing to improve recycling programs and view the list of winners, visit http://www.metrokc.gov/recyclemore.
Allyis is a Seattle area technology consulting, development and professional staffing firm offering project, talent and managed team solutions in Microsoft SharePoint, content management, collaboration, business intelligence and project management. For more information, please visit www.allyis.com.