The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Sustainability Board have just published nine new literature summaries addressing the environmental impacts of a variety of foods and food-related issues. The literature summaries are designed to help growers, producers, retailers, and large purchasers reduce the environmental impacts of foods.
Response from the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) to its members regarding the China Trade Restrictions of Secondary Materials prepared for Recycling
On July 18, 2017, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year end.
On September 13, 2017: draft revised "GB 16487" Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials, with further restrictions on allowable prohibitives.
Opportunity to own a sustainable, bike-based, award- winning, mission-driven, local Portland business.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is working with Portland State University’s Community Environmental Services to conduct a five-part study on wasted food generation in the State of Oregon. The main research objectives for this study are:
AOR's 2016 Alice Soderwall Reuse Award Winner just reached a remarkable landmark: through Cracked Pots' storefront ReClaim It! volunteers have rescued 300,000 pounds (or 150 tons) of materials from the local "dump" for creative reuse that were otherwise destined for the landfill.
Company's Tax Revenue Impact is $8.5 Million Annually
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 6, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services of Oregon announced today the results of a study of its annual economic impact in the state. The study measures the direct and indirect economic impact of the Company's subsidiaries and operations statewide in 2016, including tax revenues, payroll expenditures and supplier purchases, as well as multiplier effects when income is reinvested into the local economy.
Despite ban on plant-based service-ware in their compost bins, local businesses continue to use them, stating they're still a better choice, even if they end up in the garbage.