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The State of Recycling in Oregon

Since 2014, Oregon’s recycling rate has steadily declined, from 41 percent to 37 percent. Although Oregon’s recycling rate remains above the national average of 34.7 percent, the results are well below the state’s goal of achieving 52 percent by 2020 and 55 percent by 2025. Note that every single major county has failed to improve their reduction of waste since 2012. This downward trend will likely continue without serious investment and programmatic change.

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Salem puts wildlife over waste with plastic bag ban

Salem stores will soon be free of the plastic bags that pollute our oceans and threaten wildlife...

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Mayors for solar showcases how cities plan to reach renewable goals

Twenty-eight mayors and city staff logged on to discuss how their cities can harness more of the sun's power...

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Congress passes long overdue measures to protect our drinking water from lead, sewage

Victories for clean water are rare in Washington, D.C., these days, so this is one to savor.

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At a packed public hearing, Americans stand up for the world's largest temperate rainforest

A group of concerned Americans packed a hearing room in Washington, D.C., to speak up for Alaska's Tongass National Forest.

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