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 […]
The presidential election was a shock to many of us. After some reflection over the past few days, I have a new outlook. As the new President of Recycling Advocates, I’d like to share that perspective with you as we start looking ahead to 2017 under a new political landscape. 1) We have momentum on […]
Sunnyside (Portland) has great coffee shops! Go ahead and sit and stay awhile….the aroma, creative spaces, artwork, comfy indoor and outdoor seating are inviting you to linger. When you do, ask for a “cup for here” or “to stay” or “a ceramic mug, please,” or offer up your own travel cup (BYOC) and pass on […]
Join us on Thursday January 26, 2017 for Recycling Advocates’ annual volunteer gathering! We will share updates on our BYOC campaign and strategize the next phase, and discuss volunteer opportunities over the next few months. Wine, beer and snacks will be provided. Save the date! More details will be posted soon.
Thanks to Nectar Cafe PDX for joining the Bring Your Own Cup Campaign! Table tents have been delivered for display near the condiment station. Please support their great coffee bar and vegetarian/vegan food options in the Hollywood district in NE Portland. Close to the old theater, and behind the US Bank. I personally like the […]
Here’s a reminder to RSVP for Recycling Advocates’ Annual Meeting on September 14th at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. * Agenda coming soon, including Coffee Cup Reduction campaign updates * Meet our new board members. The event is free and open to all Recycling Advocates members and friends. What: Recycling Advocates Annual Meeting 2016 When: […]