Metro is going back to the drawing board in its grand plan to convert the Portland area's food scraps into renewable energy, after failing to come to terms with Waste Management to build a processing facility in conjunction with the Portland sewage treatment plant in North Portland.
There has been much interest among paper industry stakeholders about how China’s recovered paper import policy might affect the recovered fiber supply chain.
SWANA Oregon Beaver Chapter is happy to invite AOR members to their first annual Winter Social! It's our way of showing our appreciation for our members and friends—a time to relax, mingle and enjoy yourselves. All AOR members and their significant others are invited for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. We're hoping to get a head count soon, so please RSVP using the short form here. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metro offers a look into the recycling pipeline, from cart to commodity, complete with behind the scenes videos of are MRF processing lines. Great article to share and show what it takes to get those recyclables to market and beyond.
DEQ is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of a critical meta-analysis of packaging materials asking the basic question: ‘Do popular packaging attributes including recycled and biobased content, recyclability and compostability correlate with lower environmental impacts?’
Meet Peter Brandom from the City of Hillsboro, one of AOR's newest organization members!
What is the name of your business or organization? City of Hillsboro
From the Salem Reporter, by Troy Brynelson
A proposed hike in garbage bills will get a public hearing at Salem City Council next week. Staff reports released Thursday suggest the six garbage hauling companies are struggling in 2018.
Art Kuenzi played a sort of garbage man’s roulette Thursday morning. Every blue recycling bin on Southeast 45th Avenue could be good or bad.
Good meant flipping open a bin to find cardboard, newspaper or dry plastic milk jugs. Bad bins held soggy fast-food cups or cheap plastic packaging.