AOR Blog

07-18-2019

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) released an outline of legislation to address single-use plastics and packaging that would hold producers and consumers responsible for the waste they produce. The draft proposal marks the first time in three decades that EPR for packaging...

07-03-2019

This post is provided by the City of Portland, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, a Sustainable Oregon 2019 Gold Sponsor

A costly habit

Single-use items — from paper napkins and coffee cups to straws and plastic bags — have been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. We use many items for just a few...

06-12-2019

AOR will hold board elections at the annual member meeting at Sustainable Oregon 2019 during lunch on Thursday, June 20. Several positions are up for election: Education Chair, Fundraising...

05-24-2019

A funding bill advancing in Congress directs the U.S. EPA to develop a national recycling strategy addressing harmonized labeling, public education and other factors.

The legislation also provides the EPA with funding for 2020 that’s well above what President Trump requested.

CONTINUE READING AT RESOURCE RECYCLING...

05-22-2019

Many recycling programs have been struggling to find economic stability, and in some cases, they’ve slimmed down to survive. Here are recent examples of adjustments in three communities of varying size.

CONTINUE READING AT RESOURCE RECYCLING

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