Member News

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. 

Welcome New Member: Rick Paul

16 Feb 2022

Rick had been a long-time AOR member and Board member and has just rejoined our ranks! Welcome back, Rick!

What is your name? Rick Paul

Where do you work and what do you do?  Retired, but volunteer board member of Rim Rock Recycling in Burns, Oregon

Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace? I recycle whatever is possible in a distant recycling area. We have limited items for recycling.

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.

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Plant a tree with the MMP is back!

10 Dec 2021

AOR Member Re-Trac Connect is once again collaboratating again with One Tree Planted. Last year they planted over 500 trees, and they’re on a mission to exceed that number this year! Whether you’re already an MMP member or you are joining for the first time, once you complete the three core surveys by December 31, 2021, a tree will be planted in the U.S. or Canada. Trees play a huge role in our environment - they clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and sequester harmful atmospheric carbon, helping to mitigate rapid climate change.

Two AOR Members Receive EPA Grants for Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities Projects

3 Nov 2021

well doneThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 office in Seattle announced the first round of its Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities grant projects. The $335,000 grant program will support seven local pollution prevention and sustainability projects aimed at making communities safer, healthier, and more resilient.  

Welcome New Member Debbie Miller

14 Oct 2021

new memberWelcome new member Debbie Miller!

Where do you work and what do you do?

I am a retired physician.

Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability in your home or workplace?

We shop responsibly with upstream and downstream waste in mind and reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as we can.

What motivates you to recycle and live sustainably?

City of Eugene Love Food Not Waste Program Selected for 2021 ICMA Program Excellence Award

20 Sep 2021

Love Food Not WasteThe City of Eugene, who is sponsoring the "Never Stop Learning: Where You Are, In Your Language" session at Sustainable Oregon 2021, has received an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Program Excellence Award for its Love Food Not Waste® (LFNW) program, which was selected as a 202