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Surya Raghavendran of Ann Arbor, Michigan isn’t your average 17-year-old. Not only does the high school senior run a small business repairing iPhones when he’s not in class, but he’s raising awareness about people’s right to fix their own devices without paying companies like Apple exorbitant fees.



From Resource Recycling Magazine, by Colin Staub


AOR Legislative Chair, Pam Peck, provided testimony at the Senate Energy and Environment Committee Hearing regarding recycling markets challenges and how local communities are responding. 

Pam highlighted the work that local governments in partnership with the recycling collectors and processors in their communities have...


In 2018, Metro commissioned its first-ever economic impact analysis of the greater Portland area's garbage and recycling system.

This report, developed by the Northwest Economic Research Center at Portland State University, describes the numbers and types of jobs supported by garbage and recycling operations in Clackamas...


Original Story by Keely Chalmers from KGW, July 2018

photos from Looptworks

A Portland company is taking old Delta Airlines uniforms and "upcycling" them into something new and quite useful.

First it was airplane seats and now its old airline uniforms. If you've flown Delta lately you might have...