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From the DEQ Material Management December Newsletter

DEQ’s annual Oregon Material Recovery and Waste Generation Report is now available, and the results show a decrease in recovery and an increase in waste generation.

In 2016, Oregon recovered 2,266,556 tons of waste, representing 42.6 percent of all waste...


As Waste Dive reported last month, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) proposed adopting new contamination standards on Dec. 31, 2017 with an "entry into force" on March 1, 2018. The comment period for this filing ended Dec. 15, 2017.

The filings described a slight relaxation of the previously announced 0....


From the NWPSC December 2017 Newsletter:

The Repair Association plans to put forward a "Right to Repair" bill in January 2018: Concerning the fair servicing and repair of digital electronic products.

Rep. Jeff Morris of Bellingham submitted this bill in the House (pre-session, code reviser version (PDF)), which...



For more information regarding Oregon's Bottle Bill, and resources regarding the 2018 expansion, visit AOR's Bottle Bill Resource Page.


Beginning January 1, 2018, all beverages except distilled liquor, wine, dairy or plant-based milks, infant formula, and meal replacement beverages will have an...


From the Recycling Partnership December 12, 2017 Newsletter:

You’re implementing a recycling campaign in your town. Ever wonder how long those results are good for? A new study commissioned by The Recycling Partnership shows that campaign effects typically last between one and three years. The better your initial...