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From DEQ Materials Management December Newsletter

​DEQ is continuing to convene meetings with local governments, collectors, processors, Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association and Association of Oregon Recyclers to address major recycling markets disruptions stemming from China’s severe import restrictions on recyclable...


From the DEQ Materials Management December Newsletter

In December, DEQ awarded more than $600,000 in grant funding to 19 projects across the state.

These grants will help Oregon manage materials more sustainably, reducing environmental impacts while also creating jobs, feeding at-risk populations, and supporting...


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...