February 10, 2021
WRED: Coffee with Colleagues:
Has the pandemic left you missing networking? Come join your WSRA friends on Friday, February 26th, from 9-10 AM, for a coffee networking get together! This will be a great opportunity to close the week out sipping on your morning beverage of choice, while catching up with colleagues and friends. There will be some fun (non-work related..) ice breakers, discussion around single use items and the pandemic, and if you’re worried about a Zoom call being too difficult to talk or share, we’ll have breakout rooms if enough join so that everyone can participate! Whether you can join for the whole hour, or have 15 minutes free to drop in and say hi, we’re looking forward to catching up with all of you. This is an informal chance to say hello to friends and meet some new people. Register now to add it to your calendar, and receive the Zoom information!
Save the Date:
Do you ask, “What do I do with shredded paper?”
Do you ponder, “Why can’t I put shredded paper in the recycling cart?”
Do you puzzle, “What do shredding companies do with shredded paper?”
 
These questions and more will be answered on Wednesday, March 3rd  from 9:30 -11:00 a.m. at WRED’s shred event!
 
Coinciding with National Consumer Protection week and tax season, the Attorney General’s office will present on which documents should be shredded and common misconceptions about sensitive material.
 
A shredding company and the paper mill, NorPac, will trace what happens next: how shredded paper is recycled into paper plates, napkins, and other everyday products and the challenges they face.
 
This live online event will be free to all. Registration opening soon!
 
SAVE THE DATE:
Wednesday, March 3rd from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.!
Upcoming Events:
Gonzaga's Green Drinks Networking
The Gonzaga Office of Sustainability will continue to shake things up a bit with a one hour, virtual environmental networking event on February 11th from (roughly) 5:30-7pm via Zoom! Our hosts will provide a fun discussion to connect with others at the safety of your own home! BYOB (Bring your own beverage), settle in on your living room couch, and come connect with us! Click here to register.

SWANA February Technical Session
Waste Solutions and Recycling in the Northwest Virtual Technical Session on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 11 am - 1:30 pm PST. For $25 Click here to view the program agenda. If you have questions, contact Travis Pyle. To register, click here!

WRED's Coffee with Colleagues
February 26th from 9 - 10 AM There will be some fun (non-work related..) ice breakers, discussion around single use items and the pandemic, and if you’re worried about a Zoom call being too difficult to talk or share, we’ll have breakout rooms if enough join so that everyone can participate! Whether you can join for the whole hour, or have 15 minutes free to drop in and say hi, we’re looking forward to catching up with all of you. This is an informal chance to say hello to friends and meet some new people! Click here to register!

WRED's To Shred or Not to Shred?
Wednesday, March 3rd from 9:30 -11:00 a.m. - What should I be shredding? What do I do with shredded paper? Why can’t I put shredded paper in the recycling cart? and What do shredding companies do with shredded paper? - These questions and more will be answered! The Attorney General’s office will present on which documents should be shredded and common misconceptions about sensitive material. A shredding company and the paper mill, NorPac, will trace what happens next: how shredded paper is recycled into paper plates, napkins, and other everyday products and the challenges they face. This live online event will be free to all. Registration opening soon!

NERC: Reframing Recycling 2021
NERC’s Spring '21 Conference is a virtual two-day event on March 30 - 31 (1 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily). The Reframing Recycling in 2021 Conference provides the opportunity to discuss the industry's most pertinent issues, including: Canada's EPR programs, setting post-consumer recycling requirements, rPET markets, secondary sorting facilities, compostable packaging, refillable bottle programs, and US EPR programs. View the conference Agenda HereClick here to register.

Click here to view other NERC Webinars being offered.

If you have an upcoming event you would like included in an upcoming weekly digest, please email recycle@wsra.net.
Career Postings:
Cascadia Consulting Group
Seattle, WA

City of Redmond, Environmental & Utility Services Division
Redmond, WA

Seattle Public Utilities
Seattle, WA

Methow Recycles
Twisp, WA

Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle, WA

PaintCare
Multiple Areas around Washington State


If you have a career posting you would like to share, email recycle@wsra.net
Job Seekers:
Seattle, WA

Southwest, WA

Seattle, WA

Federal Way, WA

Edgewood, WA

Kirkland, WA

If you're looking for a career in the Recycling, Solid Waste, or Zero Waste industry email your resume to Recycle@wsra.net
Thank you, Precious Metal Partners
WSRA Needs Your Support!
WSRA's ability to connect, educate, and support our members is funded by memberships, sponsorships, and special events. Similar to many non-profits, COVID-19 has forced us to cancel our in-person events for the foreseeable future. This has drastically impacted our operating budget. In order to continue our mission in education and outreach, we need your support now more than ever.
We would greatly appreciate any contribution to help continue our programming.
WSRA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit. As such Contributions to section 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer's business
Washington State Recycling Association | PO Box 2299, Port Orchard WA 98366

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