In a 2015 report, Seattle’s recycling rate was 57.1%, an increase of 0.9 percentage points over 2013. The goal of this campaign is to persuade the public to help in reducing the carbon footprint in Seattle for a cleaner place to live. People have substituted harsh chemicals and disinfectants for those with a lower impact on
Waste prevention removes waste from the waste stream by not creating it in the first place. Seattle Public Utilities’ waste prevention programs promote more careful purchasing and consumption by institutions and individuals. The intention for this campaign is for all Seattlies to want to make a difference by taking actions, by recycling, planting trees, reducing the number of vehicles on our roadway, and taking care of our planet.