The 2019 Oregon Legislative session begins January 22 and will likely include discussion of many issues of interest to AOR’s members. The legislative committee began review of legislative concepts in November. This update includes a summary of recent committee meetings and information about open positions on the committee and how to apply for those positions.
The good news is, our collective efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost have made San Francisco the most successful big city in America at reducing what goes to landfill.
Metro is going back to the drawing board in its grand plan to convert the Portland area's food scraps into renewable energy, after failing to come to terms with Waste Management to build a processing facility in conjunction with the Portland sewage treatment plant in North Portland.
There has been much interest among paper industry stakeholders about how China’s recovered paper import policy might affect the recovered fiber supply chain.
SWANA Oregon Beaver Chapter is happy to invite AOR members to their first annual Winter Social! It's our way of showing our appreciation for our members and friends—a time to relax, mingle and enjoy yourselves. All AOR members and their significant others are invited for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. We're hoping to get a head count soon, so please RSVP using the short form here. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metro offers a look into the recycling pipeline, from cart to commodity, complete with behind the scenes videos of are MRF processing lines. Great article to share and show what it takes to get those recyclables to market and beyond.
DEQ is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of a critical meta-analysis of packaging materials asking the basic question: ‘Do popular packaging attributes including recycled and biobased content, recyclability and compostability correlate with lower environmental impacts?’
Meet Peter Brandom from the City of Hillsboro, one of AOR's newest organization members!
What is the name of your business or organization? City of Hillsboro