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Upcoming Workshop Highlights Successful Public Event Recycling Programs

Friday, July 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lindsay Kittleson
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Upcoming Workshop Highlights Successful 


Includes Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Husky Stadium


Tukwila, WA,  July 11, 2014 – As thousands of individuals gather for events at stadiums, parks, venues and the like, the challenge of reducing waste and properly educating attendees on what, where and how to recycle increases. However, venues across the country have found solutions to this challenge causing a drastic decrease in the amount of waste that is produced from events that attract a wide variety of individuals. Recognizing the importance of sharing and implementing these successful practices, the Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA), a nonprofit organization representing the state’s diverse recycling industry, is presenting an all-day educational workshop, “Public Space Recycling.”  This business networking educational workshop will take place on Thursday, July 31 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at UW Facilities Services Training Center, 4515 25th Ave NE in Seattle, WA. 

At this Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) event, participants will explore the challenges and solutions to encouraging waste reduction at sporting events, festivals and community gatherings. We’ll look at the tools and educational strategies that help a varied and ever-changing population recycle at public events. Attendees will tour the newly renovated Husky Stadium and hear from speakers including University of Washington staff, local professional sports team officials and consultants who have worked on community recycling programs at events around the state. This event includes a networking lunch and panel discussion allowing ample time for questions and further discussion.

Speakers include:

Sam Wilder, President, Wilder Environmental Consulting
Micheal Meyering, Business and Sustainability Manager, UW Dining
Roberta Kranz, Facility Operations Manager, Century Link Field*
Brandon Burton, General Manager, Aramark*
*Also speaking on panel

A panel discussion will include:

Emily Newcomer, Recycling & Solid Waste Manager, UW Recycling
Teresa Seyfried, Moving & Surplus Manager, University of Washington
Joe Myhra, Vice President of Ballpark Operations, Seattle Mariners

This event is open to the public and includes lunch, topic discussions and networking opportunities with leaders in Washington’s recycling industry. Students and professors in the environmental science fields are highly encouraged to participate. Registration costs are as follows: WSRA members $65, Non-members $85, students with a valid student ID $40. 

WSRA would like to thank the University of Washington for hosting this event, as well as Colehour + Cohen, Recology CleanScapes and Solid Waste Systems for their generous sponsorships. Currently, WSRA is still seeking sponsors for this event. If you have questions or are interested in sponsoring, please contact Lindsay at recycle@wsra.net or call (206) 244-0311.

To register for this event, please go to www.wsra.net or call the WSRA office at (206) 244-0311.
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The Washington State Recycling Association, 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. WSRA “Washington Recycles Every Day” (WRED) events provide business connections and education throughout the local recycling industry. Additional events are planned around the state during the summer. Contact Washington State Recycling Association, 206-244-0311, www.wsra.net.


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