Recycling Markets

No Longer Recyclable in Lane County

11 Apr 2018

recycling binsCommunities across Oregon  - and around the country - are struggling with contaminated recyclables, which has contributed to a sharp drop in interest in U.S. recycled materials from China, the major market for them. 

Contamination happens when we put things into recycling bins that can't be recycled and/or are dirty (i.e., trash, items with food residue).

We're Recycling Wrong

9 Apr 2018

recycling binsChina, which had been receiving more than half of the world's recycling, is no longer accepting most plastics and recycled paper with a contamination level above 0.5 percent as part of its "National Sword" policy. ​

NRC Kicks Off Series of Recycling Markets Development Workshops in Portland

1 Mar 2018

NRC forging aheadThe 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.

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