AOR Blog

04-24-2019

Secretly Exposed Foreign Workers to Mercury Waste to Increase Corporate Profits and Enrich Themselves

The owners and Chief Executive Officers of Total Reclaim, the Northwest’s largest recycler of electronic waste, were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 28 months  in prison and three years of supervised...

04-24-2019

What is your name?
Asami Tanimoto

Where do you work and what do you do?
The Recycling Partnership

Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace?
It's what I do! I do everything within my power to create less waste, usually by using reusables. For example, I love...

04-22-2019

What's Your Name?
Laurel Shepard

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

Tell us about your major or current career path:
I'm a double major in ecological engineering and environmental...

04-19-2019

Right now, curbside composting of residential food waste is available in the cities of Bend, Redmond and Sisters—but not the wider county. But in the (somewhat) near future, those living in the wider county could see curbside composting come to them. The Deschutes County Solid Waste Advisory Committee has been working on a...

04-19-2019

What is your name? 
Daniel Redick

Where do you work and what do you do?
I'm the Regional Manager of Zero Waste Programs at EcoSafe Zero Waste. We develop waste diversion programs for almost every vertical market. We also manufacture compostable liners, dispensers, and other products to support waste our...

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