Lauren DiRe

Lauren DiRe, Upstream Accelerator Governance

Lauren DiRe is a Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist at the Washington State Department of Ecology. She oversees the expanded polystyrene ban for Washington State and is involved with the statewide recycling campaign, the single-use plastic bag ban, and the single-use serviceware law. Lauren is a governance member of the NextCycle Washington Upstream Accelerator and serves on the U.S. Plastics Pact Reuse Pilots and Innovations Workstream.

Lauren has an MBA with a focus in sustainable business from the University of Oregon and a BA in Journalism from the University of Washington.

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