In December, Oregon DEQ published a Reuse, Repair and Product Lifespan Extension Strategic Plan, which is available for download on the DEQ website. Many of you provided input to help develop that plan, which was much appreciated.
DEQ Materials Management Grants Open: Expands grant opportunities for the prevention, reuse or recovery of solid waste
Release Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
David McCall was hired as Tillamook County’s solid waste director in 2012. Since then he has helped to launch many programs that have helped advanced sustainable materials management in Oregon.
These programs include:
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is offering ten scholarships for Oregon deconstruction and reuse professionals to attend the Decon + Reuse '17 conference in Portland, Sept. 25-27, 2017.
Fort George Brewery opened in Astoria in March 2007. They have always kept their environmental impact in mind.
Astoria does not have any sustainability or solid waste and recycling staff, so Fort George hired their own Sustainability Director, Renee, in May of 2016.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality intends to award approximately $500,000 in Materials Management grants in 2017 that promote the prevention, reuse or recovery of solid wastes.
The WSRA Conference attracts the Northwest’s leading recyclers; solid waste reduction specialists; city, county, and state administrators; and environmentally-conscious private sector businesses.
Welcome new student member Gretchen Sandau!
Name: Gretchen Sandau
In what University/College are you currently enrolled, or if an Americorps Volunteer, where are you working/volunteering?
I am working at Clark County through the Washington Service Corps.
Tell us about your major or current career path
Recycling Advocates (RA) has launched a new awareness campaign in local coffee shops called Bring Your Own Cup, aimed at reducing the number of single-use (disposable) coffee cups sent to landfills from the Portland Metro area.