2020 has been an interesting and some might say, unprecedented year. Like many of you, AOR has had to be nimble and adjust to these uncertain times.
Congratulations to AOR member Alando Simpson, CEO and owner of City of Roses Disposal & Recycling (COR), who was named a "Building Diversity Honoree" by the Daily Journal of Commerce. COR is a certified B-Corp with a diverse workforce and is the first waste company in the United States fully owned by African-Americans. The Building Diversity Awards honor disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned, emerging small businesses, and combat-disabled veteran-owned firms as well as the public agencies, organizations, and large private companies that support them.
Kamden Park, 2, has spent his summer riding his bike, jumping on his trampoline and swimming. His very favorite days, however, are the two times a week that Arrow Sanitary driver, Mark McKenzie comes by to pick up his family’s yard debris in Southeast Portland.
When Arrow Sanitary’s team found out that Kamden’s third birthday was coming up they decided to do something a little special for the very big fan.
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AOR member, Tigard, Oregon-based Agilyx Corp., which chemically recycles plastics into chemical intermediates, fuels and virgin-like plastics, has announced that it is leveraging its existing plastic feedstock management system to create a new subsidiary company Cyclyx International Inc. The new company will help to develop new supply chains that will aggregate and preprocess larger volumes of postuse plastics than current systems can support, Agilyx says.
On Friday, July 24, DEQ will open its 2020 Materials Management grants round for projects that reduce impacts across the full cycle of materials and products.
The Recycling Advocates Zero Waste Subcommittee is conducting a survey.
What is your name? Celeste Lewis
Where do you work and what do you do? I am an Architect and I work for myself at the moment
Tell us how you enbrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace? I'm a master recycler and a recycling geek.
What motivates you to recycle and live sustainably? my child
The scope and scale of the food waste challenge in America is daunting. Recognizing the gravity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through its EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge program, is encouraging and empowering local programs to craft local solutions to this pervasive problem. EPA is incentivizing participation in the program by showcasing local food waste prevention champions, both nationally and regionally.
The Department of Environmental Quality recently released an analysis of waste recovery in Oregon for 2018, the most recent year for which numbers are available.
Lane County recycled and composted 53.8% of its trash in 2018.
In 2017, Waste Management (WM) began conceptualizing a materials recovery facility (MRF) that would help the company address two major ongoing market issues: high labor turnover rates and processing the highest quality materials for end markets.
Recycling and engineering teams at WM sat down and began designing a highly automated facility, known as Waste Management’s MRF of the Future, that would make high-quality material with the lowest labor possible.