AOR Blog

11-17-2017

BottleDrop, Oregon’s container deposit and redemption program, is introducing a new program to help non-profits around the state use recycling to raise money this holiday season. Help [us] participate in the program by

BottleDrop will match a percentage of donated refunds based on the total amount raised using blue bags from November 20th to December 20th this year. The more we raise, the more we get back, so please help us raise as much as possible for AOR! ‘Tis the season to Give through BottleDrop!

 


12-01-2017

Video, notes, or slides from recent events can be found at:

Plastics Summit, Zero Waste Washington, Sept. 25, Tukwila, WA Conference on Canadian Stewardship and report on EPR in Canada, Sept. 27-29, Montreal Accelerating the solutions to ocean plastic: Trends and lessons from five years of the Marine Plastics Innovation...
12-01-2017

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Sustainability Board have just published nine new literature summaries addressing the environmental impacts of a variety of foods and food-related issues. The literature summaries are designed to help growers, producers, retailers, and large purchasers reduce the...

11-30-2017

Fall Policy Forum: China's ban and solid waste and recycling policy discussion (WSRA)

Date: Dec. 6, 8:30am-12:30pm Pacific...
11-30-2017

On July 18, 2017, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year end. 

On September 13, 2017: draft revised "GB 16487" Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials, with further restrictions on allowable...

11-25-2017
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is following the proposed China ban of post-consumer plastics and unsorted paper closely and is engaged in ongoing conversations with local governments, collectors, processors and industry representatives. Given the major market disruption this is causing, DEQ and its partners are...

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