Terry McDonald spins garbage into housing, jobs, new products.
What is Zero Waste?
Zero Waste is a philosophy and a design principle for the 21st Century. It includes 'recycling' but goes beyond recycling by taking a 'whole system' approach to the vast flow of resources and waste through human society.
Eva Aguilar has gone above and beyond the normal scope of her duties promoting waste prevention and recycling to Washington County's Latino community in her role as Bilingual Program Educator.
Over the past year in this role, Eva has vastly expanded engagement with Washington County's Latino community and has spearheaded multiple innovative equity projects.
Nextstep Recycling's mission is to provide technology and training to children and adults who have barriers to employment and education, while protecting the environment and community from hazardous waste.
Since starting in 2002 Nextstep has kept millions of pounds of toxic waste out of landfills and has refurbished thousands of computers and granted them back out into the community and to communities around the world.
2018 Recycler of the Year – Business or Institution Winner: Port of Portland, Green Plate Pilot Program
Green Plate Pilot Program at Portland International Airport
There are several grant opportunities available:
Metro's Investment and Innovation grants are available for projects that involve waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting or energy recovery in the Portland Metro region. Nonprofits and for-profit businesses can apply.
Back in 2011, the City of Eugene Waste Prevention and Green Building Program started their first targeted food waste program, which was aimed at commercial businesses.
They worked with their garbage haulers and commercial composter, Rexius, and from those partnerships, Love Food Not Waste was born!
Pete Chism-Winfield (running as past-chair)
Oregon DEQ's Peter Spendelow and ORRA's Kristan Mitchell sit down on OPB's "Think Out Loud" to discuss three things you should never put in your curbside bin.
Story and Photo from Allison Frost/OPB.
Press Release Issued by the National Recycling Coaltion on May 15, 2018
The China Crisis – Whose Crisis is It?
It is ours. Recycled materials and trash should look very different from each other, but for years they have been converging in the U.S.