Article originally appeared in Resource Recycling, by Colin Staub
In 2018, Metro commissioned its first-ever economic impact analysis of the greater Portland area's garbage and recycling system.
This report, developed by the Northwest Economic Research Center at Portland State University, describes the numbers and types of jobs supported by garbage and recycling operations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties, including wages and spending patterns.
From NPR. Link to Audio at End of Article.
Thousands of thicker, heavier beer bottles are popping up on store shelves across Oregon as part of the first statewide refillable bottle system in the country, and supporters are hoping it might catch on in other states, too.
Proposal deadline is Friday, October 12, 2018
From Press Released by Recycling Advocates and Zero Waste PDX
Recycling Advocates is partnering with Zero Waste PDX, a local sustainability consulting company, to organize Portland’s first Zero Waste Conference, which will take place on Sunday 14th October at Taborspace, in Southeast Portland.
CBS News Sunday presents a special report on the impact of plastic piling up in our environment and the effects on recycling from China's National Sword.
Author David Pogue poses, "So, what happens now to the plastic we used to ship to China? Nothing. It's just piling up."