Federal Way businesses recognized for environmental awareness

Four entities operating in Federal Way were recognized in King County's 10th annual "Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling" list.

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Four entities operating in Federal Way were recognized in King County’s 10th annual “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling” list.

Each organization, 112 total, is seen as a leader in innovating ways to reduce waste and increase recycling.

“King County businesses are doing a lot to lessen the impacts of climate change by reducing waste,” said King County Solid Waste Division Program Manager Karen May in a statement. “We want to ensure businesses get the recognition they deserve for their efforts and inspire others to take action too.”

One of the organizations receiving recognition is the city of Federal Way itself, the fourth time the city has been honored. Falling under the “Government/Utilities” category, King County said Federal Way “continues to reduce, reuse, and recycle in order to serve as a model to area institutions, businesses and residents.”

In the medical category, Federal Way Naturopathy made the list for its sixth consecutive year, garnering “Honor Roll” status for making the list for five or more years. The company specializes in natural therapies for patients, but also created its own committee for sustainability designed to “improve environmental awareness, education, and recycling programs in and around the clinic.”

For “Real Estate/Property Management,” Cove East Apartments made the list for the second time. Cove East has added a trash compactor, used clothing bins and larger recycling bins, saving $1,000 to $1,500 per month in garbage bills as a result.

Another repeat honoree is Frito-Lay, Inc., which comes with Honor Roll recognition for the third year in a row under the Transportation category. The Federal Way location recycled 84 percent of its waste in 2014, saved 13 percent in fuel costs after switching to electric vehicles and has begun to reuse the cardboard cases used to ship 48,000 cases of product per week.

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