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As if you needed another reason to head down to Eugene on June 13th for AOR's 40th Annual Conference, this might be one of the best.

Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author of Drawdown - The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, will be presenting our keynote address.


This is so huge, we've rented out the historic McDonald Theater in downtown Eugene, a short walk from the Hilton Hotel. And just to shake things up even more, we're having the keynote the evening of Wednesday June 13th, complete with book signing.

Full conference registrations, and Wednesday-only registrations include tickets to see Paul, and additional seating will be available through the McDonald Theater (tickets go on sale May 1st). Books are available for purchase when registering, or you can bring your own copy for the signing. So what are you waiting for? REGISTER NOW! Or Click Here to Buy Tickets for Paul Hawken Presentation Only.

This amazing evening would not be possible without our keynote sponsors:



Press Release Issued by the National Recycling Coaltion on May 15, 2018

The China Crisis – Whose Crisis is It?
It is ours.  Recycled materials and trash should look very different from each other, but for years they have been converging in the U.S. 

China has not been the creator of today’s crisis in the...


Although China announced they are suspending the inspection process for US material headed to China, from May 4 through June 4, 2018, it did not have a large impact on the commodities we ship.  Mainly, because we export very little material into China anymore.  The continued trade restrictions and bans on the commodities we...


WasteDive provides a great look at how China's recycling import policies are impacting all of us around the U.S.

Waste Dive began tracking this across all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) back in Nov. 2017 with a companion feature story. We sent a short questionnaire to each environmental agency about whether...


For the third year in a row, The Partnership is providing grants to bring recycling professionals from across the U.S. together at the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference.

Make your conference funding go further this fall! The Steve Thompson Memorial Grant from The Recycling Partnership gives free travel, accommodations...


By: Trevor Nace Apr 25, 2018 @ 11:36 AM 
originally published on Forbes
The UK is set to ban all sales of single-use plastics, including plastic straws and Q-tips from the country as early as next year. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the new ban during a meeting with Commonwealth nations, noting that...