AOR Blog



Oregon may have a great reputation for recycling, but that doesn’t mean everyone is doing it right.

Numbers show an average of 25 percent of recycling in the United States is garbage, according to the National Waste & Recycling Association.

In the Portland metro, about 9...


China’s ban on many recycled items is coming home to roost in Oregon but Curry County is faring well, said recycling coordinator Candi Wilk of Curry Transfer and Recycling, the company that provides trash and recycling services here.

Since the announcement China wouldn’t take more loads of contaminated material — or...


We have all heard plenty about China’s Green Fence and National Sword. The policies have led to tight quality standards, limited import licenses, strict inspections – and major market disruptions.

The shake-up is causing such concern in the North America recycling market because, over many years, we all got comfortable...


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...


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...