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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.



AOR held its annual elections on June 5 at Sustainable Oregon 2015, AOR's 37th annual conference and trade show, in Bend, OR.

Thank you to all the candidates who ran for an open position. AOR is overseen by a volunteer board and it takes dedicated members like you to keep the organization moving forward in exciting...


Each year, AOR selects individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves by their exceptional contributions to recycling and waste prevention efforts in the Northwest to receive Recycler of the Year awards.

AOR held an awards ceremony for the recipients of 2015 Recycler of the Year awards on June 5 at...


BRING’s board of directors has named Carolyn Stein as the organization’s new executive director, replacing Julie Daniel who retired at the end of May.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead BRING at such an exciting time in the organization’s history,” says Carolyn. “BRING’s work to reduce waste has never been...


What has the AOR Board been up to this past year and where should we direct our attentions this upcoming year? These questions are the central focus of the AOR: The Year in Review conference session next week in Bend.

All of AOR's Board members, plus our lobbyist, will deliver short presentations on a wide range of AOR's...