AOR Call for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Proposals & Sponsorships

2 Mar 2022

Call for DEI Proposals

AOR's Board of Directors has identified diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a priority work area for 2022 and beyond. The AOR Board recently voted to focus short-term efforts on re-launching a DEI Committee and empowering that group to identify possible next steps for the organization, such as a near-term work plan.

EPA leader connects recycling and environmental justice

5 May 2021

The U.S. EPA’s top environmental justice official has a message for recycling operators: Don’t wait for a conflict to arise to start engaging with the community that surrounds you.

Matthew Tejada, who since 2013 has been director of the U.S. EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, addressed the recycling sector on April 29 during the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ ISRI2021 online conference.

A look at President-elect Biden’s approach to environmental justice

21 Jan 2021

Correcting environmental inequities is listed as a top priority for President-elect Joe Biden. Among other measures, he has called for the establishment of EJ offices at the Department of Justice and the White House and for overhauling the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) External Civil Rights Compliance Office.

Read full article at Waste Today