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.
Oregon’s Tillamook County is seeking applications from consultants to advise on financial planning for its Solid Waste Department.
This request for qualifications (RFQ) is the first step in a two-step process, the county says. It is intended to select a number of qualified consultants, who will be invited to participate in a request for proposal (RFP) process for the completion of a proposal for the Solid Waste Department.
All work specified shall be awarded to a single contractor.
This March and April, BRING challenges community members to create innovative and sustainable product designs made from materials available at BRING. The objective: transform salvaged materials into new and relevant products such as furniture, décor, accessories, tools, and more. All finished products will be judged and prizes will be awarded Saturday, April 22 at 6 p.m. during St.
On February 1st, the Willamette Week published an article arguing against Oregon's Bottle Bill, and the deposit increase slated for April 1st.
In response, the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) issued the following press release:
The Far West Recycling (FWR) Beaverton location is closing. March 31st, 2017 will be the last day of operations at the site.
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), the operational entity behind Oregon’s Bottle Bill, is announcing efforts to develop an innovative refillable beer bottle program in partnership with Oregon breweries. As a national leader in environmental initiatives and craft brewing, Oregon represents an ideal setting to create a refillable beer bottle system.
Recycling Today reports that AOR member Agilyx is set to develop a styrene monomer production plant in Oregon.
The facility will use its proprietary commercial pyrolysis system to convert polystyrene scrap into a liquid monomer.
Andrea Norris and Toyota of Corvallis received the Benton County Environmental Awards at the 4th annual Environmental Issues Advisory Committee public forum on October 27, 2016 at the Corvallis Public Library.
Andrea Norris, marketing and development coordinator at Oregon State University’s campus recycling program and volunteer Co-Leader of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition's Waste Prevention Action Team, received the individual award for her efforts to move the community toward zero waste through outreach and education.