AOR Blog


AOR-member Agilyx will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their Tigard, Oregon polystyrene-to-styrene oil plant on April 19, 2018 at 10am. The ribbon-cutting will launch a week of celebrations, including plant tours by invitation from April 24-26, 2018. The plant is the first commercial-scale closed-loop...


Industry Experts Weigh In on the Proposed Infrastructure Plan - from Waste 360

Plastics Association Sees Success With Recycling Program - from Associations Now

Recycling Pressures Continue in Oregon; Bigger Cities Holding Out on Changes - from Waste Dive

Journey to the Waste: Has the West Learned Its Lesson...


Oregon State University's Materials Management Department, which combines the Campus Recycling and Surplus Property offices, has recently implemented some new programs to reduce waste and increase sustainability.

One of these programs, "All in the Hall," removed trash bins from inside classrooms and replaced them with...


China's National Sword policy is particularly affecting Southern Oregon recycling programs. Here's a round-up of news articles on this issue: 

​​Curbside Recycling Pickup Under Threat in Oregon Communities (A review of what's happening with recycling programs in Southern Oregon.) - from

Curbside Recycling...


In response to China's recent policies restricting the amount of contamination in recyclables it accepts, Coos County has reduced its contamination in its recycling by 85 percent in just two months.

Cleaner recycling materials have opened up new market opportunities in countries like India and Vietnam. In some cases...