Resource Recycling reported last month that China will be banning imports of recovered mixed paper, as well as recycled PET, PE, PVC, and PS, textiles and vanadium slag - woudl be baneed from import into the country later this year.
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!
Cascades, a Canadian based-multinational company specializing in tissue products with a big emphasis on using recycled materials, opened a tissue conversion plant in Scappoose, adding 80 jobs in rural Columbia County earlier this month.
DEQ Materials Management Grants Open: Expands grant opportunities for the prevention, reuse or recovery of solid waste
Release Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
New Report Shows Massachusetts Bottle Bill Law Creates Nearly 1,500 Jobs and Contributes Up to $151 Million to State GDP
Press Release from the Container Recycling Institute
Analysis From Container Recycling Institute Details Significant Employment and Economic Impacts of the Commonwealth’s Current Beverage Container Deposit Return System
HB 2746 helps remove confusion, reduce waste, in 'Bottle Bill' increase
SALEM – The Oregon Senate passed a bill today to smooth the process and reduce potential waste when the 5-cent bottle deposit rises to 10 cents at stores statewide on April 1.
On February 1st, the Willamette Week published an article arguing against Oregon's Bottle Bill, and the deposit increase slated for April 1st.
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), the operational entity behind Oregon’s Bottle Bill, is announcing efforts to develop an innovative refillable beer bottle program in partnership with Oregon breweries. As a national leader in environmental initiatives and craft brewing, Oregon represents an ideal setting to create a refillable beer bottle system.
"The story of Oregon’s landmark environmental legislation of the late 1960s and early '70s has been told many times but a new book offers a fresh perspective from a man who was at the front line of crafting these first-in-the-nation laws." Paul Hanneman, the original author of Oregon's 1971 Bottle Bill, recently wrote a new book, The Inside Story: Oregon’s Beach and Bottle Bills, his firsthand account of crafting these groundbreaking laws.