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September 2013 WRED Event


The Future of Fiber: Emerging Issues & Trends

September 27, 2013

At our last WRED event of the summer, guests heard from experts about the future of paper and corrugate recycling, how Starbucks sees the cup recycling landscape nationally, and what the impact and outcome of China’s Green Fence Initiative might mean for the future of fibers and other recyclables.


Attendees learned from a panel of recycling commodities experts from local MRFs and gained insights to their challenges with processing and where opportunities exist, and then toured SP Recycling, a regional MRF that is integrated with a paper mill.




From left to right: Peggy Norcutt, Port Townsend Paper; John Lucini, SP Recycling;Joe Bushnell,

Tacoma Recycling; Susan Long, Starbucks Coffee Company; and Ed Tolan, Nippon Paper




Check out our Facebook photo album from the event, and tag yourself! Have photos you'd like to share? Send them to Lindsay at




This Washington Recycles Every Day event was made possible with the generous support of the following sponsors. Thank you!


Presenting Sponsor




Silver Sponsors

City of Tacoma

DM Recycling

Fibres International

New Day Recycling

Republic Services

Starbucks Coffee Company

SP Recycling



Interested in hosting or sponsoring a WRED event? Contact Lindsay at


 Washington State Recycling Association | 545 Andover Park W, Ste 209, Tukwila, WA 98188 | 206.244.0311 |

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