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In a letter to AB 1080 sponsor, California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) urged California lawmakers to incorporate in legislation incentives to boost domestic recycling markets and capacity. AB1080 and its companion bill SB54, legislation known as California Circular Economy...


Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) released an outline of legislation to address single-use plastics and packaging that would hold producers and consumers responsible for the waste they produce. The draft proposal marks the first time in three decades that EPR for packaging...


This post is provided by the City of Portland, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, a Sustainable Oregon 2019 Gold Sponsor

A costly habit

Single-use items — from paper napkins and coffee cups to straws and plastic bags — have been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. We use many items for just a few...


This summary is provided by Laura Gumpert, 2019 AOR Conference Scholarship Recipient

At this year’s Sustainable Oregon Conference, I attended the session entitled “More Perspectives on Single-Use Plastics”. This session gave the opportunity for further reflection and discussion on the topics addressed in the keynote,...


Name: Andrea Richards

In what University/College are you currently enrolled, or if an Americorps Volunteer, where are you working/volunteering?: Portland State University

Tell us about your major or current career path: Currently pursuing a graduate certificate in sustainability and working for Community...