Recycling in Eugene
As the second largest city of Oregon, Eugene is certainly not a minor urban area in the state. But its city motto - "A Great City of Arts and Outdoors" - leaves no confusion about the love that Eugene natives have for the scenic beauty that abounds in that part of the Western US. Little wonder that in Eugene, recycling is highly regarded.
But recycling in Eugene is by no means a recent phenomenon. Since 1971, there has been an active recycling presence there through the non-profit environmental group Bring, which has been campaigning, educating and advising on the benefits of recycling plastic, paper and glass to business as much as the environment.
The level of 'clean' consciousness in the state of Oregon is already famous, with the Environment Oregon group now championing a ban on plastic check out bags state-wide. And with the success that Portland has recorded in that program, Eugene now looks set to sign up to it too.
The fight against pollution takes more than one strategy. So, while banning check out bags may help, recycling plastic trays, crates, buckets and packaging used in the commercial and industrial sectors remains one of the most effective eco-friendly activities.
As in much of Oregon, in Eugene, recycle is a golden word, and one that residents are proud to detail their contribution to. And this is where we too at Northwest Polymers pride our involvement. From our state-of-the-art recycling facility in Molalla, Oregon, we provide a cost-effective recycling service to the businesses and institutions in the community.
The responsible disposal of soft and rigid plastics in Eugene, through our Value Added service, saves our clients the logistical headache of removing their own plastic waste, significantly reduces their waste disposal costs and, since we pay highly competitive rates, even increases their revenue.
At the other end of the spectrum, we then supply high quality recycled plastic resins to manufacturers of second-generation plastic products. In this way, we help to ensure that plastic recycling in Eugene not only benefits the local environment, but the local economy too.
City of Eugene recycling website http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=794&PageID=0&cached=true&mode=2&userID=2