The ReBuilding Center posted a great summary of AOR's Spring Forum. Here's an excerpt:
The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) will hold a series of workshops around the country to address recycling markets development. NRC, a national voice for recycling issues, is hosting these workshops to allow participants within the targeted region to learn how to attract and develop new and local markets for recycling materials.
AOR-member Agilyx will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their Tigard, Oregon polystyrene-to-styrene oil plant on April 19, 2018 at 10am. The ribbon-cutting will launch a week of celebrations, including plant tours by invitation from April 24-26, 2018.
It’s easy to be discouraged by the tons of reusable materials that are never reused. Thankfully, a group of 20 artists now showing their creations in "Back Talk: Recycled Art" at the Columbia Center for the Arts in downtown Hood River are finding ways to make art out of materials that most people consider garbage.
The Call for Papers is the California Resource Recovery Association’s invitation to participate in and contribute your knowledge and expertise to CRRA2018 in Oakland, CA!
This year’s event will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center, July 26-29, 2018.
Abstracts are welcome for an array of Zero Waste topics including:
Video, notes, or slides from recent events can be found at:
Fall Policy Forum: China's ban and solid waste and recycling policy discussion (WSRA)
National Sword Impacts on Regional and National Recycling Systems AOR Fall Forum
What is China’s proposed ban and why is this happening?
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!