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In honor of its 15th anniversary, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) hosted its 2015 National Forum on December 8-9 in Boston, Massachusetts. Environmental experts from around the United States, Europe, and Canada gathered to discuss issues related to zero waste, product stewardship, and the circular economy.

As a...


The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is opening a new bottle redemption center at 14411 SW Pacific Hwy in Tigard, The new BottleDrop location will host a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, December 29th from 9am - 5pm.

If you are interested in taking a tour of the new facility on opening day, contact Cherilyn...


On Thursday, December 10th, over 130 passionate recyclers gathered at the McMenamins Kennedy School in Northeast Portland to examine the value of recycling in today's declining commodity markets. David Allaway of the Oregon DEQ kicked off the event with an in-depth commentary of John Tierney's early fall New York Times...


The City of Portland's Sustainability at Work newsletter recently profiled AOR Member City of Roses Disposal and Recycling. 

City of Roses, the first African American owned solid waste and recycling company in Oregon, is a specialized hauler for construction and demolition waste. Since it was founded in 1996 by Al...


The November issue of Plastics Recycling featured an in-depth article by Tim Buwalda, Christy Shelton, and Resource Recycling Staff covering the Oregon Plastics Recovery Assessment Project.

A snippet from the article:

"The Oregon Plastics Recycling Assessment effort was sparked by the state's recently adopted plan...