By Bonita Davis, Recycling Advocates Volunteer Salishan Lodge on the central Oregon Coast was the site of Sustainable Oregon 2017 Conference, presented by the Association of Oregon Recyclers from June 7-9. Encouraged to attend by the board of Recycling Advocates, I learned the conference brings together diverse perspectives, shares current best practices, create networking opportunities […]
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) opened the new Beaverton BottleDrop Redemption Center on May 16, at 9307 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. It’s fully staffed, open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm, and offers three ways to redeem Oregon deposit containers: BottleDrop Account – Pre-labeled bags can be filled with deposit containers at home and dropped […]
by Donna Lomnicki This coffee shop certainly earns one of the top ranking for coffee cup reduction. As I look around the very inviting and comfy shop, about 90% of the patrons have reusable cups. I notice the “Bring Your Own Cup” literature on the counter, the bowl of BYOC buttons, and the smiling face […]
The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) has partnered with Double Mountain Brewery & Tap Room to pilot a program to refill beer bottles. Today, beer bottles are recycled by crushing, melting, and making bottles from the glass. The new process will be to clean and sanitize a modified 20 ounce beer bottle and return it […]
On Thursday February 16, 2017, the Oregon Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources held an informational meeting on SB 199 followed by an initial hearing. This is the first step for this piece of legislation, and if passed, will implement an extended producer responsibility program for household hazardous waste products in the state. Recycling […]
In the February 1st edition of the Willamette Weekly, an article titled “Corporate Lobbyists Turned Oregon’s Iconic Bottle Bill Into a Sweet Payday For Their Clients” discussed the financial impact of the bottle bill increase from 5 cents to 10 cents on April 1st. In the article, it was mentioned that unclaimed deposits result in […]
Curious about how recycling works? Learn from the experts. Share what you know. The Clackamas County Master Recycler program is now accepting applications for their spring course beginning on March 29th. Registration is open now through March 8th. Make a difference. Become a Master Recycler this spring. www.masterrecycler.org.
Recycling Advocates was awarded a grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to assist in updating the Recycling 101 online course. RA is proud to be partnering with the Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) and the DEQ to strengthen and expand the Recycling 101 class for all Oregonians. Recycling 101 is modeled after the […]