BottleDrop, Oregon’s container deposit and redemption program, is introducing a new program to help non-profits around the state use recycling to raise money this holiday season. Help [us] participate in the program by
AOR’s legislative committee provides a forum for members to discuss materials management-related legislation and provide feedback and make recommendations to the AOR Board to support, protest or remain neutral on bills introduced to the Oregon Legislature.
National Sword Impacts on Regional and National Recycling Systems AOR Fall Forum
What is China’s proposed ban and why is this happening?
In partnership with OSU, the R101 Online Certificate Course provides a comprehensive online learning platform for users to gain knowledge on waste reduction, sustainability, toxics reduction, outreach methods, and more.
If you're like most AOR members, you're feeling a little anxiety about the uncertainty of our recycling markets. China is experiencing our recycling as both a source of feedstock for manufacturing and pollution.
At the AOR conference we had a discussion with you, our members, about what AOR should focus on in the coming year. David Keeling with the Steel Recycling Institute (proud member of all State Recycling Organizations, or SROs, in the country!) made a pitch for AOR to join NRC.
It’s that time of year again!
September is National Preparedness Month. FEMA has a wealth of information on their website to help get you and your communities prepared for when disaster strikes. Here in Oregon, AOR has teamed up with ORRA to present two case studies on being prepared for whatever emergency may arise.
An Office Case Study: City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Phil Torchino, founder of Bend area recycling company, The Broomsmen, challenges AOR members to match his BottleDrop donations to AOR.
Phil collected and redeemed over 2,335 bottles and cans in June and July with all the money going to AOR!
The conference planning committee will be kicking off in early September so now is your chance to let us know if you'd like to get involved!
Putting the annual conference together is a team effort, and great way to be involved with and support AOR. There are many ways you can help, depending on your interests and what your schedule/time commitment looks like.