Some of you may remember Nunpa, our final speaker of the day in the Rural Recycling panel at this year's AOR conference. Nunpa, the founder and director of the non-profit Ant Farm helps connect kids in the Sandy, OR corridor with work and the natural environment. His connection to recycling? His non-profit pays the rent of their facility with bottles and cans.
Who knows? Paul Lepinsky may be the canary for a soon bygone era… He operates A& P Recycling in The Dalles, Oregon. Tough veneer. I wouldn’t tussle with him. The truth, Paul is one of those nicest people you ever met. He was hauling beer back in ’72 when the Bottle Bill implemented. Paul’s boss exclaimed at that time: “I ain’t a godanged recycler. I sell beer!
If you’re tired of telling residents to mix their latex paint with kitty litter and dry it out -- you’ll want to attend this event! Clark County, the only county in Washington that consistently recycles latex paint, and Stericycle will share their experiences with this challenging material.
Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine’s Increasing Diversion webinar series is a cost-effective educational alternative that provides insights into the processes that can maximize profitability of C&D debris recycling through various methods to produce high-quality and marketable end products.
Inspiration often arrives in unexpected packages. See how five local artists - Erinn Kathryn, Hilary Pfeiffer, Dan Pillers, Amanda Triplett and Austin Turley - transformed an unpredictable stream of trash from the Metro Central transfer station into art.
Don Waggoner, pioneer of Oregon's - and the nation's first - bottle bill, has passed away. The Oregonian reported his passing on July 10th, and his work on the bottle bill was noted:
You’re well aware that WRAP is all about recycling plastic bags and product overwraps – but how can WRAP work for you?
Every community is different, so the American Chemistry Council is hosting an exclusive webinar on Thursday, June 23rd at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT about the Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP).