WMU Fiber Recycling Course

Kalamazoo, Michigan USA
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 to Thursday, August 13, 2020

TAPPI is pleased to partner with Western Michigan University (WMU) to deliver training that will help you broaden and update your knowledge and understanding of the basics of recycled fiber collection, processing, use and market drivers. This is a 2.5-day course takes place in Kalamazoo Michigan on WMU's Engineering Campus. This training is designed for the newcomer to the paper recycling industry, as well as those with experience.

August 11-13, 2020

2020 WMU Fiber Recycling Course

This is a beneficial course for anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of the entire process of fiber recycling.

This course covers a full view of the circular economy that is fiber recycling - from brand perspectives, sustainability drivers, recyclable certifications and legislation, to collection, MRF sorting, reprocessing, and papermaking.

Numerous networking opportunities and a broad spectrum of both attendees and contacts make this a great course for seasoned papermakers, as well as anyone new to the industry.

Space is limited to keep this course interactive. Networking dinner and brewery tour included.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recyclability Protocols and Product Labeling
  • Recycled Fiber Global Markets Update
  • Sustainability — Brand Owner Perspective
  • Regulations and Market Drivers
  • Collection and MRF Operations
  • Paper Mill Operations
  • Hands on Fiber Recycling/Papermaking Option
  • Speakers Include Industry Experts and WMU Faculty

About WMU
Western Michigan University is a leader in papermaking, recycling, coating and sustainable packaging research and applications, as well as a leading provider of undergraduate and graduate engineers and scientists. WMU has certified hundreds of products as repulpable and recyclable using industry agreed-upon protocols.

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