Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

King School supports the “triple bottom line” of economic prosperity, environmental health, and social equity through procurement activities. In 2014, King was named a "Recycle Bowl Champion" for it's recycling efforts and was the first independent school to hire a compost contractor, New England Compost.

As written in the employee handbook, every effort must be made to share, save, and reuse commodities at King. To accomplish this, King:

  • Expects departments to share office appliances such as printers, coffee pots, and refrigerators.
  • Considers environmental and social impacts of manufacture and distribution when purchasing. King purchases:
    • Cleaning products which are Green Seal or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified.
    • Office paper with either 100% recycled content or Stewardship Council certification.
    • Computers with Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registration.
    • Appliances which are Energy Star certified.