AOR Blog

01-15-2020

As the Sustainability Coordinator at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus over the last seven years I have had numerous neighborhood First Lego League teams come to campus to...

01-14-2020

You may have noticed that the topic of racial equity has been on the agenda at the past few AOR conferences, and next month AOR is hosting a training on “Leading with a Racial Equity Lens for Structural Transformation.”  So what does racial equity have to do with recycling?

As noted in Metro’s 2030 Regional Waste Plan, a...

01-10-2020

The Recycling Steering Committee is meeting on Friday, January 17 to review preliminary results of collection infrastructure research and guide the next steps for analysis; follow up on equity discussions from the 12/17 meeting; and do final preparations for the 1/31 Information Session. The meeting agenda includes:

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01-09-2020

Reduce waste and save money--that's  what our ResourceFULL Use program is about. It's not as easy as it may sound but the...

01-08-2020

What is it?
House Bill (HB) 2509, passed in the 2019 Oregon legislative session, prohibits retail stores and restaurants from providing single-use checkout bags to customers, and places restrictions on other checkout bags they may provide. The ban went into effect on January 1, 2020.

After that, a retail store or...

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