Oregon News

Modernizing Oregon E-Cycles Stakeholder Workshops

1 Jul 2022

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality seeks to engage with stakeholders to identify and analyze options for modernizing Oregon’s E-Cycles Program through legislation to be introduced in 2023. DEQ invites interested parties to join in two virtual stakeholder workshops to help modernize Oregon’s E-cycles program. The workshops will be held via Zoom on July 13, 2022 from 9-11am PST and August 10, 2022 from 9-11am PST.

BottleDrop Announces New places to drop off Green and Blue Bags

12 May 2022

Did you know that the BottleDrop network is always expanding and adding new drop locations for your Green and Blue Bags? You can stay up-to-date on the most convenient options near you by viewing the location finder on our website. Just type your zip code in the search box and select “Drop Green or Blue Bags” from the menu, then click “Find Locations.”

You can also view a convenient location finder in our recently updated mobile app. If you haven’t yet downloaded the app, just search for “BottleDrop” in the App Store or on Google Play.

Oregonians and OBRC raise more than $125,000 in donated bottles and cans to support Mercy Corps’ Ukraine relief efforts

12 Apr 2022

Oregonians have partnered with the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) to raise more than $125,508 in donated bottles and cans over the last three weeks to support Ukrainians in crisis through Oregon’s Bottle Bill.

A total of $75,508 came from residents donating OR 10-cent bottles and cans, and the rest was matched by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC). The funds will go to Mercy Corps’ relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine. 

EPA Announces 2021 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners in the Pacific Northwest

27 Sep 2021

awardThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 33 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners for achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals, as part of Pollution Prevention Week. This is the 7th annual Safer Choice Partner of the Year awards. Included in this year’s awards are four winners in Oregon.  

 

Oregon Adopts Groundbreaking Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act

10 Aug 2021

A new law in Oregon will update the state’s recycling systems to make recycling easier and more reliable, expand access to services and upgrade the facilities that sort recyclables. The Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act (Senate Bill 582), signed Aug. 6 by Gov. Kate Brown, will also ensure collected materials are recycled responsibly, and reduce social and environmental harms, such as plastic pollution. 

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