AOR Blog

08-10-2015

At this year's Sustainable Oregon Conference in Bend, Oregon, it was announced that AOR was looking for members to serve as "regional liaisons" to serve as a conduit between AOR and regions outside the I5 corridor from Portland to Eugene.

The goal of the liaisons is to keep the region represented and informed of AOR...

07-24-2015

GLEAN is a partnership between Recology, an employee-owned company that manages resource recovery facilities, Metro, the regional government that guides the region’s garbage and recycling systems, and crackedpots.

Taking its inspiration from Recology San Francisco’s renowned Artist in Residence program, GLEAN’s mission...

07-23-2015

Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Ad Council announced the winners of its “I Want To Be Recycled” video contest, conducted in association with Zooppa, the global social community of creative talent. The contest asked crafty recyclers to create and submit videos about how to “give your garbage another life” through recycling...

07-21-2015

Following the recent enactment of Senate Bills 245 and 263, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hosted a webinar on July 16 to describe the “next steps” portion of the Materials Management 2050 Vision, a webinar over 120 participated in. For individuals new to our state industry, or those who lived in a cave or...

07-08-2015

In 2012, Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission adopted Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action. This month, the Oregon legislature adopted SB 245 and SB 263. SB 263 was signed by Governor Brown on June 22 and SB 245 will be headed to the Governor’s desk for signature in the coming days.

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