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BABY DIAPER SERVICE RECOGNIZED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT

 SEATTLE, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby Diaper Service announced today that Brian Smithson, president of Baby Diaper Service, accepted an "Environmental Achievement Award," presented by the Waste Information Network (WIN) at the Northwest Waste Information Expo yesterday. The award recognized Baby Diaper Service's "innovation, vision and leadership in pollution prevention."
 "Our company is in the business of waste reduction," said Brian Smithson. "Last year alone, we laundered more than 3.6 million diapers -- which means we prevented more than 5,000 tons of paper, plastic, chemicals and sewage from going into landfills."
 The award recognized Baby Diaper Service for its strong public education program and its successful campaign to reduce water pollution. The company has incorporated "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" into every aspect of its operations. Even the lint from the clean cotton diapers is collected for making paper in crafts classes at local schools.
 "Baby Diaper Service has been an influential leader among businesses striving to become environmentally responsible," said Keiki Kehoe, board member of Washington Citizens For Recycling (WCFR), a statewide environmental organization. "Here is a company that puts its environmental values into practice every single day. We congratulate them on receiving this award."
 Diaper services around the country have been widely recognized by environmental advocates as important allies in the business community. Baby Diaper Service played a key role last year in WCFR's campaign to get area businesses to switch their vehicles to re-refined oil.
 "All of the staff at Baby Diaper Service have worked hard to do the very best job we can to protect our environment," noted Smithson. "This award means a lot to us."
 Established in 1946, Baby Diaper Service is the nation's largest commercial diaper service. With 115 employees based in Seattle and Tacoma, the company serves 169 day care centers, 77 adult facilities, 14 hospitals and more than 11,500 residential customers in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and Thurston counties.
 The Waste Information Network began in 1987 as a forum for small businesses, environmental service vendors, government agencies and others to collaborate on waste management issues. This is the fourth year WIN has been honoring small businesses with Environmental Achievement Awards.
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 /CONTACT: Brian Smithson of Baby Diaper Services, 206-632-2020/


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