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RA and AOR receive DEQ grant for Recycling 101 course update

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 Master Recycler program, covering topics such as:

  • The life-cycle of recyclables
  • The impact of hazardous waste
  • How to manage compostables
  • How to reduce waste at home and in the workplace.

Offered through Oregon State University, the online course is self-paced and available to everyone, so it’s a great option for Oregonians in rural communities who don’t have access to Master Recycler programs.

We thank DEQ for the confidence of funding for this project that will among other things help market the class to a broader audience. The success of this class will result in better waste prevention techniques, and help Oregon approach our materials management goals that have made our state a leader in this arena.

“With gratitude, the Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) will accept Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) grant funds to market Recycling 101, the online class, to Oregonians living in rural areas. This is an exciting partnership between AOR, DEQ, and Recycling Advocates to advance a clearer understanding of our consumption habits and how they fit into the system of materials and waste management, through taking the Recycling 101 online class.” – Pete Chism-Winfield, Chair, AOR

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