By Betty Patton, Recycling Advocates President I got the opportunity to learn a lot about Oregon’s Bottle Bill at the Association of Oregon Recyclers’ Annual Spring Forum on April 14th 2016. I learned more about the history of the legislation, upcoming changes, and the challenges that will be faced as new beverages are added to […]
We could use a couple more volunteers to help with tabling at Rockwell Collins’ Earth Day Fair in Wilsonville on April 26th. We’ll be talking with attendees about our “Choose to Reuse” campaign, encouraging coffee shop customers to refuse disposable cups and instead bring reusable mugs or ask for “for here” cups when buying their […]
By signing this pledge you agree to “Choose to Reuse” and reduce your use of disposable coffee cups. Plan to bring your coffee cup everywhere you go! Try it for one week, then one month… make it a habit to bring it every day! Find coffee shops and stores that offer discounts for using reusable […]
2016 Salem 3rd Graders share their science project to make edible water bottles Two fifth-graders at Ardenwald Elementary in Milwaukie lead their entire school to a “superhero” recycling celebration, recycling 1500 plastic bottles!
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Volunteers are a critical part of our initiatives. Our primary needs for volunteers are community outreach and education through tabling at public and private events. Contact us if you’d like to get involved in our advocacy.
In November 2012, Recycling Advocates presented its single-use bag policy to the Portland City Council. We supported Option 3 from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s October 2012 report to City Council: that the Council expand the plastic bag ban to include more retailers AND authorize a five-cent fee on the use of paper bags […]
Fred Meyer‘s offers a way to donate money to charity, based on how much you spend at their store. No extra cost to you! If you are a Rewards® Card member, you can assign your portion of their donations to Recycling Advocates Login to your account online, or register your Rewards® Card and create a login […]
Betty Patton President Environmental Practices, LLC Rhett Lawrence Vice President Sierra Club Susan Mead At-Large Member. Interim Secretary Holly Hummel Treasurer Rob Guttridge At-Large Member Retired Brion Hurley At-Large Member Campaign Coordinator Rockwell Collins Heather Cyrus At-Large Member SecureWorld Expo Mark Buchweitz At-Large Member Gifford Pinchot Task Force Adrienne Welsh Resource Director AMWCreations To contact […]
Recycling Advocates as an organization has been here since the beginning, in effort to change and improve our community through recycling efforts. Many past and present board members have decades of experience in Oregon’s recycling campaigns. We’ve always gone beyond the notion of recycling, which the name of our organization implies. We know the hierarchy […]