AOR Blog

12-03-2017

The Department of Environmental Quality has released two new waste prevention campaigns to help local governments comply with new Waste Prevention and Reuse requirements of SB 263. These shelf-ready campaigns are now available on DEQ's website.

Make Every Thread Count is a public awareness campaign that encourages...

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...

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...
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...

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