Another reason to love PCC: We're tops in recycling!

It's a threepeat! King County has named PCC Natural Markets a"2009 Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction" -- the third consecutive year we've been the only grocery store in the county to qualify for this recognition.

What does it mean, you ask? That we follow at least 10 good business recycling practices, including: 

  • Placing recycling bins at every desk
  • Collecting food scraps for off-site composting (that's where my watermelon rinds will go once I post this)

  • having internal green teams that support the organization's sustainable operations

All nine of our locations follow well more than two-thirds of the suggested recycling practices, even though some of them aren't necessarily conducive to running a grocery store. Read about many of them here. Congratulations to fellow winners, which include In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes, The Herbfarm restaurant, Honda of Kirkland, Pogacha of Issaquah and Yoga Centers of Bellevue.

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