The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is awarding up to $600,000 in grants for projects that promote
Sustainable Materials Management
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will award up to $600,000 in grants for projects that reduce the environmental impacts of materials and products across the full cycle. Local governments, nonprofit organizations and federally-recognized tribal nations are encouraged to apply. Funding for projects that prevent wasted food is also available to public schools, colleges and universities.
Metro Council voted to approve a plan that will shape the way greater Portland manages the garbage and recycling system for the next 12 years – including everything from the way products are made to how to shape jobs in the industry.
The 2030 Regional Waste Plan is the fourth such plan that Metro has crafted — a process it goes through roughly once a decade.
As states and others try to manage waste using more holistic paradigms, they'll need clearly documented strategies. Here's how to formulate a dynamic roadmap that will help shape an effective sustainable materials management plan.
Continue reading article from the January print edition of Resource Recycling.