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WSRA Hosts Fiber Recycling Event

Friday, September 20, 2013  
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Tukwila, WA, September 20, 2013 --The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA), a trade organization representing the state’s diverse recycling industry, is hosting one of a series of educational events focusing on fiber recycling on Friday, September 27 from 9:30am to 3:00pm. This Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) event will take place at LeMay Pierce County Refuse in Tacoma, WA and will feature presentations by a panel of recycling commodities experts from local Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs).

 

The panel of experts will be sharing their insights into challenges they face with processing as well as where opportunities for improvement exist. John Lucini of SP Recycling will be presenting on their perspective as a local MRF processing single stream recycling. Other topics of discussion will revolve around the impact and outcome of what China’s Green Fence Initiative might mean for the future of fibers and other recyclables.

 

"The Washington State Recycling Association strives to create opportunities for in-depth discussion and behind-the-scenes experiences that showcase local, national and international recycling systems. This Friday’s event is the first of two all-day workshops focused on the long-term health and sustainability of paper and cardboard recycling,” Candy Castellanos, WSRA Board of Directors.

 

The event will finish with a guided tour of SP Recycling where attendees will gain a better understanding of the process behind single stream recycling. SP Recycling is a mill direct material supplier located in Tacoma, WA. They pride themselves on being a full service recycling company offering custom recycling programs within their community.

 

This event is open to the public and includes lunch, topic discussions and networking opportunities with leaders in the recycling industry of Washington State.  Registration costs are as follows: WSRA members $65, Non-members $80, students with a valid student ID $40.

 

LeMay Pierce County Refuse is the Presenting Sponsor for this event. Other sponsors include City of Tacoma, DM Recycling, Fibres International, New Day Recycling, Republic Services, Starbucks Coffee Company, and SP Recycling.

 

To register for the event, please go to www.wsra.net or call the WSRA office at (206) 244-0311.

 

The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA), formed in 1976, provides leadership, networking, advocacy and education to foster the expansion, diversity and economic vitality of recycling in support of sustainable resource management. Its 280 member organizations and over 700 individual members include private, community and government recycling agencies, generators of recyclables, collectors, processors, transporters, broker, commodity markets, recycled content product manufacturers, and others.  Contact Washington State Recycling Association, 206-244-0311, www.wsra.net.

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