Beaverton’s Sustainability & Recycling Programs welcome Caitlin Ahearn as our new Recycling Specialist. She fills the position formerly held by Elizabeth Cole (who is now our Recycling and Waste Prevention Coordinator).
Starting April 2nd, PDX travelers will be able to dine on real dishes and silverware in the food cart area of the Oregon Market.
The new durable dishware is part of a three-month pilot project made possible by a grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
From DEQ Materials Management December Newsletter
From the DEQ Materials Management December Newsletter
In December, DEQ awarded more than $600,000 in grant funding to 19 projects across the state.
These grants will help Oregon manage materials more sustainably, reducing environmental impacts while also creating jobs, feeding at-risk populations, and supporting home construction for low-income families.
From the DEQ Material Management December Newsletter
DEQ’s annual Oregon Material Recovery and Waste Generation Report is now available, and the results show a decrease in recovery and an increase in waste generation.
Marion County has partnered with the Salem Environmental Education organization to bring you the very first EarthWISE Sustainability luncheon. That means food, facts, familiar faces, and fabulously great opportunities to network while learning about current and upcoming possibilities in changes that are coming our way.
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.