By the end of the year, much of the mixed plastic and paper that goes into recycling bins will be banned from China, which could mean they will end up in a landfill.
local | Communities | NW LifeOPB | Oct. 1, 2017 7:15 a.m. | Portland
Why do people in Portland leave their useless junk on the side of the road?
Environment | News | localEast Oregonian | Feb. 3, 2017 12:39 p.m.
For nearly 30 years, trash day in Portland has meant payday in rural Gilliam County. But Portland is now considering different alternatives for disposing of its solid waste.
A hike in bottle deposits is likely in 2017 as Oregon commissioners consider a House bill passed in 2011 that called for deposits to double if the redemption rate had dipped below 80 percent for two consecutive years.
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.
World | Technology | News | local | Nation | Environment | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic WasteOPB | May 9, 2016 12:15 a.m.
Here's what happened when two EarthFix producers decided to follow the trail of electronic waste in its afterlife. The quest took them to rural outposts outside of Hong Kong.
New state data show that Oregonians are returning fewer beverage bottles to redeem their 5-cent deposit.
Business | Environment | WaterOPB | Jan. 22, 2015 1:24 p.m. | Portland
Hillsboro-based Clean Water Services has asked the state of Oregon for permission to turn its purified wastewater into beer.
After 30 years, it’s time for Metro to reassess its use of a telephone-based recycling hotline, which is getting less use each year, according to Metro Auditor Suzanne Flynn.
News | local | SustainabilityOPB | Aug. 5, 2013 11:48 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon
Environmental officials want Oregonians to take their leftover household paint to recycling centers.
We're nearing the one-year anniversary of Portland's city-wide experiment in curbside composting.