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News Roundtable | Lead Poisoning | QDoc At 10

OPB | May 20, 2016

Our news roundtable guests dig into local and regional election results. We learn more about the business of electronics recycling in the Pacific Northwest. And QDoc co-founder David Weissman talks about this unique 10-year-old festival going on this weekend. 

Metro Holds Trash Talks

OPB | July 29, 2015

This week and last, the Metro Council met to discuss the future of Portland's food waste.

The Cost Of Food Waste

OPB | Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: A new EarthFix series focuses on the high price of food waste, and looks into curbside composting programs in the Northwest.

Does Barbie Go in the Recycling Bin?

OPB | June 19, 2013

What goes into the recycling bin can sometimes be confusing. A diaper shouldn't but what about a dog-food bag?

Environmental News Round-Up

OPB | May 06, 2013

We're bringing together our Ecotrope blogger and Earthfix editor to catch us up on some of the latest environmental news.

Curbside Composting

OPB | Jan. 04, 2012

Two months into Portland's controversial new program cutting back on garbage pick ups and encouraging food composting at the curb, we'll see how it's going.

EcoChallenge 2011

OPB | Oct. 04, 2011

Participants from around the world take part in the annual EcoChallenge to reduce their environmental impact for two weeks.

Talking Trash

OPB | Aug. 12, 2011

Composting is gaining traction at Portland City Hall. What will this mean for you?

Rural Recession

OPB | May 12, 2009

How does a rural community face the challenge of a global economic crisis?

Message in a Bottle

OPB | June 12, 2008

What will changes to an historic Oregon law mean for recycling statewide?