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Poland Spring, a subsidiary of Stamford, Connecticut-based Nestlé Waters North America, partnered with The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, to address consumer confusion around plastic recycling. The two companies are launching an Instagram recycling hotline to help answer the question, “Can I recycle this?”


AOR Education Chair Gregg Hayward is looking for a few volunteers to assist with Recycling 101.

Two Opportunities:

Recycling 101 Links Spreadsheet:

Description: Take Recycling 101 for free! While this person is taking the course, they will create a spreadsheet that has all of the links from the course in it,...

Last year, in partnership with the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA), NERC formed a Regional Recycling Markets Development Committee.  The Committee determined that having regional information about the value of recyclable commodities would be extremely helpful for assessing regional market trends and...


Historically, companies have used post-consumer resin (PCR) because it was a lower cost feedstock than virgin. In recent years, however, pricing for virgin plastic (mostly “wide spec” resin) has fallen below that of PCR (mostly high quality PCR that is suitable for food contact).

Developing PCR that can compete with...


AOR is seeking proposals for conference sessions and workshops for Sustainable Oregon 2020, AOR’s 42nd annual conference, which will be held June 10th - 12th at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. Proposals are due 9/25, and will be decided on by our Conference Planning Committee. Selected proposals will be selected...