OPB | May 14, 2013 11:15 a.m.
It's not unusual for Far West Fibers to find trash in the recycling material collected from Portland's curbside bins. But the piles of dirty diapers – about 120 pounds per day – are new.
OPB | May 12, 2013 7:37 p.m.
Portlanders who have endured the stench of rotting food and the pinch of every other week trash pickups may take heart from this bit of news: The food scraps collected from curbside bins are coming back to the city as compost for community gardens.
OPB | May 07, 2013 2:46 p.m.
Walk into Gary and Michelle Hogue's downtown Portland micro-loft, and you're immediately standing in the kitchen, living room and bedroom. It's like a studio apartment, only smaller.
OPB | May 02, 2013 3:24 p.m.
Oregon recyclers have stopped accepting certain kinds of plastic because China has stopped buying them.
OPB | April 26, 2013 1:39 p.m.
Oregon farmers who oppose the growing of canola in Willamette Valley are taking that fight to court. The coalition, which includes The Center for Food Safety and Friends of Family Farmers, filed their lawsuit earlier this month with the Oregon Court of Appeals.
OPB | April 19, 2013 10:55 a.m.
An Earth Day event at several Oregon colleges Monday will feature low-carbon foods like cheese-less pizza and edamame burgers. Each food item has a little lesson in climate change cooked into it.
OPB | April 18, 2013 9:49 p.m.
New Seasons Market has officially qualified as a "zero waste" company by recycling 92 percent of the waste that comes through its grocery stores. How do they do it, and what's in that last 8 percent that winds up in a landfill? I went on a tour of the Hawthorne New Seasons store with a team of experts to find out.
OPB | April 17, 2013 10:17 a.m.
Portland State University and Wells Fargo are challenging university faculty and students to invent greener products, processes and services.
OPB | April 14, 2013 10:41 a.m.
What makes a green CPA different from any other accountant on April 15? Does he find extra tax breaks for people who live green? Does he push people to donate their refunds to environmental nonprofits or invest them in renewable energy?
OPB | April 08, 2013 11:01 a.m.
A bill in the California Legislature would require fast food chains to use all compostable or recyclable packaging – and to make sure a good portion of that packaging is actually diverted from landfills and storm drains. Would you vote for it?