Recycling

Fiji Becomes First Pacific Nation to Recognize ‘Waste Pickers’ as Recycling Heroes

12 Sep 2022

Fiji has become the first nation in the Pacific to formally acknowledge “waste pickers” — who repurpose, resell, and recycle rubbish for a living — as the environmental champions that they are, and the positive environmental benefit of their work. 

Read the full article at Global Citizen.

Trex Co.’s NexTrex Grassroots Movement aims to expand plastic film collection to partners who receive lower volume drop offs

8 Sep 2022

 As a company built on eco-minded values, Trex Co., Winchester, Virginia, a leading manufacturer of high-performance, wood-alternative decking and railing, is enlisting communities and organizations to partner in its recycling efforts.

The recently launched NexTrex Grassroots Movement provides a turnkey framework for municipalities, universities, nonprofits and other qualifying businesses to serve as centralized drop-off locations for recycling polyethylene plastic film while earning funds for their organizations.

Biden-Harris Administration and EPA Announce $375 Million in Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for New Recycling, Reuse and Waste Prevention Grant Programs and Initiatives

13 Jun 2022

Contact: EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov)

WASHINGTON (June 8, 2022) - Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $375 million in funding through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for new recycling, reuse and waste prevention programs. The Agency published three Requests for Information seeking input on the design of these new materials management initiatives, the first step in the process to implement the largest EPA investment in recycling in 30 years.

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. 

REBOOT RECYCLING WITH CLEARSTREAM IN 2022

19 Jan 2022

ClearStream would like to help re-boot Recycling in 2022. Many of our members have enjoyed successful recycling with ClearStream products at their public space events (some for two decades). Recycling is here to stay and people are eager to come back to events! 

Now is the time to take advantage of your Purchasing Power before 2022 Product Price Increases! The driving forces behind the increases is our cost for raw materials, manufacturing and shipping. Now is the time to take advantage of your purchasing power! 

Another Pandemic Problem: Overconsumption

29 Dec 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, including Americans’ waste disposal habits.

That was one of the big takeaways from two new Pacific Northwest garbage and recycling studies that were released recently. Both showed a serious uptick in the amount of trash people are generating and, in some cases, disposing of improperly.

Continue Reading on AOR Member BRING's Website

GP begins operations at new Oregon recycling facility

16 Jun 2021

Georgia-Pacific (GP), Atlanta, has begun operations at its GP Toledo material recovery facility (MRF) in Toledo, Oregon. The MRF has applied GP’s Juno technology, which is designed to recycle highly contaminated recovered fiber and mixed materials.

Christer Henriksson, president of Juno Technology at Georgia-Pacific, says GP has been piloting Juno since 2013 at a plant in Savannah, Georgia, and began construction on its Toledo MRF about two years ago.

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