Sustainability

You are essential to Seattle's vibrant local economy. It is our collective responsibility to protect our city's natural environment and resources by reducing our impact in every way possible!

Programs and Resources you can take part in!

What envirostars can help you do

  • Setting up or expanding recycling and compost programs.
  • Understanding Seattle’s food service packaging, plastic bag, recycling, and food waste ordinances and requirements.
  • Identifying, implementing, and documenting waste reduction strategies.
  • Helping to identify and replace inefficient equipment or fixtures that waste water, energy, and money.
  • Getting available rebates for qualifying equipment.
  • Adopting efficient and proper equipment maintenance practices.
  • Training staff how to prevent and manage pollution spills.
  • Educating employees and customers with educational signage.
  • ... and much more!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Sustainability Program Manager, Nico Onoda-McGuire via email or by calling (206) 629-2346, Ext. 4.

The EnviroStars program is brought to you locally, by Seattle Public Utilities.

Where Do I Start?

EnviroStars is a free, one-stop hub for Washington businesses to get information, help, and recognition for actions that protect their workplace, the community, and the planet. Through EnviroStars, Seattle Made members are offered free technical assistance to find easy and quick ways to ‘green’ their business. Whether your business is just starting to explore green practices, or you’re looking to take it to the next level, EnviroStars meets your business where it is today. By signing up for a free site visit, our members receive exclusive access to a network of other green businesses, free promotions, and recognition throughout our social media platforms. (See bottom of page for a few examples of what EnviroStars can help you with.)

Sign up here to schedule a free site visit to find out what you can be doing, big or small, to make your business more sustainable and save money!  We’ve partnered with EnviroStars to help our local businesses take the next steps to going greener. Site visits are short and harmless (under 30 minutes!) where a consultant checks out your space, makes recommendations, and can even get you started on becoming an EnviroStars member with benefits!to

About

Commute Seattle is a nonprofit Transportation Management Association that provides free services and technical assistance to help businesses develop commuter benefits program to support the use of sustainable commuting habits.

Did you know...

What about my website?

  • One google search uses as much energy as turning on a 60w light bulb for 17 seconds.
  • The average website could be responsible for emitting up to 4,700Ib of carbon emissions each year.
  • The internet accounts for about 10% of global energy consumption.

What does your website’s carbon footprint look like? Find out now on Ecograder for free! Learn how you can reduce your website’s carbon footprint. 

ASBC believes in the power of business to build a better world. ASBC’s mission is to empower and mobilize business leaders to advocate for market and policy change in support of a triple bottom line, sustainable economy. 

Join ASBC to build a sustainable economy and receive a 20% discount on your first year’s membership. Use the promo code SGB100. Get exclusive benefits starting at: 

  • 10+ exclusive webinars every year
  • Access to online skills training workshops
  • In-person events in numerous states
  • Share your news and events in our monthly Policy Update
  • Discounted pass to the Annual Sustainable Business Summit
  • Certificate of membership & license to use ASBC branding

More resources to help reduce your impact, and waste!

Futamura: Baked goods, chocolate, coffee, tea, fresh produce, and home options!

Bee’s Wrap: plastic wrap alternative

Mightynest: bees wrap (plastic wrap alt.), and more!

TekPak Solutions: omnidegradable – products that don’t degrade on the shelf!

Biomass Packaging: Products include: bags, office & shipping supplies, cleaning & janitorial supplies, food & table service, and custom printed items!

FoodBiz Supply: Literally everything!

Evergreen Packaging: Cartons, paperboard, paper, and they also offer equipment & parts services!

Clearbags

EcoProducts: Also everything!

Naturbag: garbage/commercial

BioBags: garbage/commercial

Girlie Press (Ask about their Conservation Cover paper that uses 100% recycled content!)

Sunshine POS: receipts and more!

POS Supply: receipts and more!

ArMetallizing: Metallized labels (packaging options too!)

Online Labels

Lightning Labels

EcoEnclose: Mailers, boxes, tape, bags, packing tissue, and more! (They even give free samples!)

AllPak Container: boxes, palettes, and more!

Trojan Litho: Packaging

Email Sustainability Program Manager to suggest other options, or let them know about what you use! 

Our Founding and Sustaining Partners