AOR Blog


Plastic Roads Is Fundraising!  

Plastic Roads recently announced an important fundraising campaign and needs your donations!   Katharine Valentino,  RA member and Co-Founder of Plastic UpCycling Oregon, answers questions:  

Who's behind this grassroots effort?
We are Plastic Up-Cycling Oregon, an...


Towards the end of 2019, AOR Secretary Gaelen McAlister resigned her position, as she was leaving Garten Services to pursue work in a new industry. The AOR Board solicited applications to fill the position, and Dan Bartholomew was appointed. Please join us in welcoming Dan to the Board!

What is your name? Daniel...


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...


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...


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: