The Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR), Portland, Oregon, has announced it is seeking presentation and workshop ideas on issues affecting the recycling industry for its 40th annual conference.
Sustainable Oregon 2018 will be held June 13-15, 2018, in Eugene, Oregon.
AOR says in its call for proposals it is especially interested in presentations from outside the state of Oregon “to bring a new, fresh perspective to attendees.”
Presentations are welcomed from government (state/local/regional), nonprofits, materials processors, consultants and educators who are engaged in all aspects of sustainable materials management, including but not limited to:
improving material quality and reducing commodity contamination (recycling and composting);
expanding domestic recycling markets in the wake of China's National Sword;
innovations in collection and processing;
case studies/success stories for promoting behavior change;
increasing diversion and/or market development for new/difficult-to-manage materials in U.S. material streams;
metrics—how do we measure success beyond the tons collected?;
leveraging partnerships to improve programs/markets/your success story here;
reuse/repair—promoting/program integration and/or development;
recycling economics of today’s markets; and
Proposals are due Oct. 13, 2017, and will be chosen by the conference planning committee. Selected proposals will be notified in November 2017. To submit a proposal, click here.