What is WRED?

Inspired by America Recycles Day, WSRA hosts Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) events throughout the year, bringing professionals from all over Washington State together for discussion of recycling issues and behind the scenes tours of working facilities and technology demonstrations. Most of our events are currently virtual but we look forward to resuming some in-person events in the upcoming year.

Upcoming Events 2022

WRED: Plastic Conversion with Mura and Return to Polymers

Monday, April 25, 2022 | 10-11:30 AM

Live Virtual via Zoom

David Foell, President & CEO of Return Polymers, and John Cozens, President of Mura North America, will speak about their respective organization’s solutions to what have historically been very challenging materials in the waste stream. The discussion will revolve around these companies’ solutions for various plastics and rigid PVC products (windows, siding, fencing, and pipe). These are end-markets that have not existed in the Pacific Northwest previously, so there are bound to be some great questions and discussions. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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WSRA’s 42nd Annual Conference & Trade Show

May 15th -18th, 2022, Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA

The WSRA Conference and Trade Show is a showcase for the latest recycling, re-use, and waste reduction programs, technology and brings together around 200 industry leaders to learn, connect, inspire, and be inspired.

We are now accepting proposals for breakout session presentations; must be submitted by 5:00PM January 14th, 2022.

Past Events – 2021 & 2022

WSRA Networking Bingo Party
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
 
Ever wondered which of your recycling colleagues has an at-home compost system, dumpster dives, or has visited a MRF in another country? Find out all of the untold stories and impressive feats of Washington’s finest recyclers at the WSRA Networking BINGO Party!

 

WRED: Ink Cartridge Recycling

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Join us as we learn the three types of toner cartridges available to the market today: OEM, Remanufactured, and New Compatible. After explaining the difference on those we will then highlight the environmental impact these three cartridges create and how the raw materials of each can reused, if at all.

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WRED: Networking Coffee Chat

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

This was a complimentary networking chat over a morning cup of coffee or tea, along with making new connections or reconnecting folks who haven’t spoken to each other in a while.

 

 

WRED: Packaging EPR 101

Monday, November 22, 2021

Here is a look into the bread and butter of Packaging Extended Producer Responsibility as speakers provide us with Packaging EPR 101 followed by Q&A and discussion to shed light on what EPR is and what it is not.

 

 

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WRED: Fall Coffee Chat

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

This was a complimentary networking chat over a morning cup of coffee or tea, along with making new connections or reconnecting folks who haven’t spoken to each other in a while.

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WRED’s Food Scraps Cooking Class with The Zero Waste Chef, Anne-Marie Bonneau

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Cookbook author, blogger, fermenter and sourdough baker Anne-Marie Bonneau has lived plastic-free since 2011. Through social media, her blog and her book, The Zero-Waste Chef: Plant-Forward Recipes and Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen and Planet, Anne-Marie shows others how reducing their trash not only benefits the planet but also satisfies their taste buds, improves their well-being and boosts their bank accounts. A Canadian transplant, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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WRED’s Paint Stewardship Webinar

Thursday, July 15, 2021 

The State of Washington launched the new Paint Stewardship Program through Paint Care in April 2021. By encouraging households and businesses to recycle paint and making free and convenient drop-off locations, Paint Care hopes to increase the amount of paint reused, recycled or safely disposed of. After it is collected it must be transported and disposed of safely. ACT enviro is going to tell you about how they can help you to manage the paint. ACT enviro is a Paint Care approved hauler in the state of WA.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors, Northwest Product stewardship Council, Anne-Marie Bonneau and Washington State Department of Ecology. Are you a recycling business or organization wanting to reach an audience of Washington recyclers? Contact us to discuss speaker and sponsorship options.

Upcoming Events

 

 WSRA 42nd Annual Conference
May 15 - 18, 2022
Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine WA

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