AOR Blog


Phil Torchino, founder of Bend area recycling company, The Broomsmen, challenges AOR members to match his BottleDrop donations to AOR.

Phil collected and redeemed over 2,335 bottles and cans in June and July with all the money going to AOR!

During the month of September, the AOR membership is hereby challenged to...


From the NWPSC August 2017 Newsletter
In a keynote address to the U.S. Product Stewardship Forum hosted by PSI (the Product Stewardship Institute), John Coyne of Unilever Canada and the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) delivered a remarkable speech on extended producer responsibility (EPR), its importance to...


The conference planning committee will be kicking off in early September so now is your chance to let us know if you'd like to get involved! 

Putting the annual conference together is a team effort, and great way to be involved with and support AOR. There are many ways you can help, depending on your interests and...


Since legalization in 2014, Washington State's legal marijuana industry has generated over 1.7 million pounds of potentially compostable waste that is instead mostly being sent to landfills.

Read more at The Stranger, who reported the story.



Cascades, a Canadian based-multinational company specializing in tissue products with a big emphasis on using recycled materials, opened a tissue conversion plant in Scappoose, adding 80 jobs in rural Columbia County earlier this month.

Click here to read the full story and watch videos from Portland-based KGW news.