AOR Blog


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...


Name: Keyonda Smith PhD

In what University/College are you currently enrolled, or if an Americorps Volunteer, where are you working/volunteering?: Trident University

Tell us about your major or current career path: Post Doctoral Researcher

Are there any particular segments of the recycling/materials...


What is your name?: Mikey Strauhal 

Where do you work and what do you do?: I work globally; currently the Americas and I design waste management systems for companies. I specialize with events with a focus on music and art festivals.

Tell us how you enbrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace?: I...


After serving 3 years as AOR's Fundraising Chair, Alex Bertolucci accepted a new job outside our industry and vacated his seat in October. Alex did a tremendous job and made selling raffle tickets look like a piece of cake. AOR posted its search for a new fundraising chair in early November, and received several applications to...


What is your name? Sandra Hungate

Where do you work and what do you do? I'm the Vice President of VERDE and Recycling Perks. VERDE is our environmental marketing/outreach agency, and Recycling Perks is our residential outreach platform. I oversee the team and all operations.

Tell us how you eMbrace recycling/...