Recycling

  • 1/29/2014

    Cagoule Fleece leaving Portland after warming up to Santa Cruz

    Portland is losing a small, but literally scrappy, apparel company. Cagoule Fleece’s owner Peter Julber, in a note to company customers, said this week the company is moving to Santa Cruz, Calif. Julber’s…

  • 6/10/2013

    Bulking up: Bulk Handling Systems hiring in droves

    With a bevy of posted jobs and growth strategies, a Eugene-based recycling sorting company is approaching new recovery system territory. Bulk Handling Systems expects to continue the torrid 27 percent…

  • 5/30/2013

    Elephants Deli learns from Blazers, adds bevy of bins

    One of Portland's most venerable brick-and-mortar lunch spots has jumped whole-hog into the food and materials composting realm. Elephants Delicatessen has added sets of new recycling and composting stations…

  • 5/2/2013

    How Energy Trust makes recycling a real cool deal

    Energy Trust, Portland General Electric and Pacific Power are teaming up on a program that allows Oregonians to do two good things at once. PGE and Pacific Power customers can now donate a $40 cash incentive…

  • 4/18/2013

    Gallery: How PSU digs into New Seasons (and others') trash

    On the heels of news that New Seasons Market is officially a zero-waste company, we dispatched photographer Cathy Cheney out to take a look at what the audit processes New Seasons went through actually…

  • 4/18/2013

    Q-and-A: New Seasons' Wendy Collie on not wasting one's efforts

    Wendy Collie, New Seasons Market’s president and CEO, is understandably excited about the grocer’s zero-waste designation, confirmed after a successful Portland State University Community Environmental…

  • 4/18/2013

    Top green designation shows New Seasons isn't wasting a thing

    Portland grocery favorite New Seasons Market has received word that the company, in a formalized fashion, is officially a “zero-waste” business. Portland State University’s Community Environmental…

  • 4/5/2013

    Looptworks is Microsoft's bag, provides DMB's cover

    As it marks a banner first quarter, Portland’s Looptworks continues to keep some pretty heady company. The upcycling apparel maker will supply material for T-shirts for the Dave Matthews Band’s summer…

  • 4/4/2013

    Bettery goes for the Whole shebang

    The Portland company that wants consumers to keep juicing their rechargeable batteries at retail kiosks is set to begin offering its services at five Whole Foods stores. Bettery Inc. has installed its…

  • 3/19/2013

    Winning the cups: Ore. Convention, Expo centers go compostable

    The agency that oversees several Portland-area environmental initiatives is making several visitor attractions it operates more environmentally sound. The Oregon Convention Center, the Portland Expo Center…

  • 3/18/2013

    Better Bean, better budget: PDX co. lands Sherbrooke support

    A Portland-based bean products specialist has landed accolades from an investment firm known for dishing out cash to favored natural food companies. The Better Bean Company won an “early-stage” category…

  • 3/12/2013

    Chez Marie unveils new eco-friendly packaging

    A bustling area food manufacturer has added sustainable touches to its new retail packaging. The Chez Marie company's re-branding effort includes recyclable biodegradable containers for such goods as…

  • 2/15/2013

    Put down the bottle

    Most Oregon businesses would not intentionally choose to increase costs by up to 2,000 percent, needlessly participate in a landfill catastrophe, and jeopardize employee and client health. Yet many do…

  • 2/9/2013

    Bans remove 350 million plastic bags from waste stream

    Environment Oregon is estimating that citywide bans on plastic bags in Portland, Corvallis and Eugene will eliminate a whopping 350 million plastic bags per year from the waste stream. Environment Oregon,…

  • 2/5/2013

    Seattle to ask businesses to step up recycling efforts

    Starting next year, Seattle businesses might not be allowed to toss glass bottles and aluminum cans into the garbage. By 2016, businesses would be required to compost food and other organic waste. And…

  • 2/5/2013

    Plastic bag ban could include a fee for paper bags

    Lawmakers and environmentalists are reviving an effort to ban plastic bags in Oregon, and while the details remain undecided, one thing is clear: Grocers would far prefer a bill that includes a five-cent…

  • 1/28/2013

    Bulk Handling Systems acquires Amsterdam-based recycling equipment maker

    Bulk Handling Systems announced Monday it acquired Nihot Recycling Technology BV, an Amsterdam-based company that makes manufactures air sorting and separation equipment for the solid waste and recycling…

  • 1/28/2013

    Waste Management, Arizona State partner on sustainability forum

    Waste Management Inc. and Arizona State University are partnering on the third annual Executive Sustainability Forum next week, providing business leaders with ideas on how to implement sustainability…

  • 1/24/2013

    Schnitzer Steel leads recycling push in Hawaii

    Schnitzer Steel Hawaii Corp. is partnering with the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and eight local recycling companies to bring back the Aloha Aina Recycling Drives starting Saturday on Oahu. The companies —…

  • 1/17/2013

    Central Ohio plans green industrial park

    Central Ohio contractors interested in work on the 343-acre recycling and green-energy industrial park in Grove City must reserve space by noon Friday for a meeting next Tuesday to outline bidding opportunities…

  • 1/10/2013

    Looptworks hits Consumer Electronics Show

    There are plenty of Portland tech companies that make their yearly pilgrimage to Las Vegas this time of year for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show, but it was the first trip to the expo…

  • 1/3/2013

    Starbucks to offer $1 reusable cups

    Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) on Thursday will roll out a $1 reusable plastic cup at its cafes in an effort to reduce trash, but there are doubts customers will kick the disposable habit, reports USA…

  • 1/2/2013

    San Francisco revokes Recology contract

    San Francisco has revoked a 10-year, $112 million contract with the waste-hauling company Recology Inc. after three lawsuits were filed, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Two of the suits demanded…

  • 12/24/2012

    Colorado recycling executives convicted in waste dumping case

    A federal jury in Denver on Friday convicted two men charged with violating of environmental laws by exporting hazardous electronics waste they collected from communities and businesses saying the items…

  • 12/20/2012

    California legislation would expand water recycling

    California Congresswoman Doris Matsui on Wednesday introduced legislation that would allow the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District to expand its water recycling programs by making a portion…