AOR Blog

11-30-2017

Fall Policy Forum: China's ban and solid waste and recycling policy discussion (WSRA)

Date: Dec. 6, 8:30am-12:30pm Pacific...
11-30-2017

On July 18, 2017, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year end. 

On September 13, 2017: draft revised "GB 16487" Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials, with further restrictions on allowable...

11-25-2017
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is following the proposed China ban of post-consumer plastics and unsorted paper closely and is engaged in ongoing conversations with local governments, collectors, processors and industry representatives. Given the major market disruption this is causing, DEQ and its partners are...
11-21-2017

Are you a municipal representative?

Do you want to help design a new data management, program assessment, and public outreach service that will be available free-of-charge to municipal solid waste and recycling program managers in 2018?

The Re-TRAC Connect team is very excited about developing the...

11-20-2017

Background

AOR’s legislative committee provides a forum for members to discuss materials management-related legislation and provide feedback and make recommendations to the AOR Board to support, protest or remain neutral on bills introduced to the Oregon Legislature.

The Board recently completed a review of the...

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