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DEQ developed in-depth explanatory materials to help people understand the Recycling Modernization Act and how different businesses, organizations and communities may be affected when the law is implemented. The law becomes effective January 1, 2022 and program changes begin July 2025. 

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EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to develop, apply and test innovative and creative community-engaged approaches to reducing household food waste in the United States. 

Food waste is a global environmental, social and economic challenge. When food...


AOR Member Re-Trac Connect is once again collaboratating again with One Tree Planted. Last year they planted over 500 trees, and they’re on a mission to exceed that number this year! Whether you’re already an MMP member or you are joining for the first time, once you complete the three core surveys by December 31, 2021, a tree...


Welcome to AOR's newest individual member, Stacy Ludington!

What is your name? Stacy Ludington

Where do you work and what do you do? Clackamas County - Sustainability Analyst Community Outreach and Education

Tell us how you enbrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace? Basically what I do....


The US EPA has released a new report, “From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste (Part 1).” This report reveals the climate and environmental impacts of producing, processing, distributing, and retailing food that is ultimately wasted, and projects the environmental benefits of meeting the U.S. goal to...