RockTenn Opens Its Second Seattle Recycling Plant

Date: June 17, 2011

Source: RockTenn Company

Recycling giant RockTenn (Norcross, GA), which recently acquired Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., is opening a second recycling facility in the Seattle area. The new facility is designed to help accommodate growth in the Seattle market and "reinforces the company's commitment to growing its presence in the Northwest," according to a RockTenn news release. "As a national leader in recycling and waste diversion, RockTenn knows that this is good business, and we are pleased that we are able to support the city's zero waste and sustainability goals while providing additional jobs that support sustainability," said Scott Wells, the Northwest Area General Manager, Recycling and Waste Solutions for RockTenn. "It is essential that we participate in the education of the community on the importance of recycling and build strong partnerships with the city of Seattle and local businesses," he added. RockTenn operates 38 recycling facilities in the United States. The company also manufacturers corrugated board and consumer packaging.

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