Surya Raghavendran of Ann Arbor, Michigan isn’t your average 17-year-old. Not only does the high school senior run a small business repairing iPhones when he’s not in class, but he’s raising awareness about people’s right to fix their own devices without paying companies like Apple exorbitant fees.
A Portland company is taking old Delta Airlines uniforms and "upcycling" them into something new and quite useful.
From NPR. Link to Audio at End of Article.
Thousands of thicker, heavier beer bottles are popping up on store shelves across Oregon as part of the first statewide refillable bottle system in the country, and supporters are hoping it might catch on in other states, too.
By Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post's technology columnist based in San Francisco
The problem with recycling our old tech gadgets: They explode.
There are several grant opportunities available:
Metro's Investment and Innovation grants are available for projects that involve waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting or energy recovery in the Portland Metro region. Nonprofits and for-profit businesses can apply.
The ReBuilding Center posted a great summary of AOR's Spring Forum. Here's an excerpt:
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 Mosier, Oregon, company collects used bike chains from bike shops throughout the western US.
Simply put old chains in a box and call or email with the weight when the box is full (20-50 pounds is ideal).
They will send UPS to pick up the box the next day.
Resource Revival recycles tons of used bike chain every year, upcycling them into everything from keychains to picture frames to medals for bike rides and races.
From the NWPSC December 2017 Newsletter: