AOR Blog


"On Aug. 6, Oregon became the second state to sign into law an extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulation for packaging. The Pacific Northwest state joins Maine, bookending the country with legislation that requires producers to take more responsibility for the end-of-life management of the packaging they produce. Though...


What is your name? 

George Shaw

Where do you work and what do you do? 

Retired and ride bicycle.

Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability in your home or workplace? 

I want to teach my family and grandkids to recycle!

What motivates you to recycle and live sustainably? 



A new law in Oregon will update the state’s recycling systems to make recycling easier and more reliable, expand access to services and upgrade the facilities that sort recyclables. The Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act (Senate Bill 582), signed Aug. 6 by Gov. Kate Brown, will also ensure collected materials are...


Today the Oregon Legislature passed the Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act (Senate Bill 582) following a nearly three-year effort to improve recycling programs across the state. The Recycling Modernization Act will overhaul Oregon’s outdated recycling system by building on local community programs and leveraging...


Waste and recycle companies could be in for sticker shock when it comes to their commercial insurance renewal this year and next.  3 Top Insurance Companies for our industry Liberty Mutual, EMC and Allianz are preparing to non-renew their waste haulers and recyclers.  If you are with one of these insurance companies and you are...