Agricultural Packaging Repurposing Program

A storage shed with a sign that reads: "Locavore Agricultural Packaging Recycle Program in collaboration with The Environmental Center"

Central Oregon Locavore will set up an outdoor storage shed to decrease the number of waxed produce boxes that are going to the landfill, while simultaneously saving local farmers and ranchers significant expenses.

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Green Hygiene at COCC

Interior of residence hall with couches and glass exterior

Green Hygiene will provide students at COCC with zero waste laundry detergent, toothpaste and menstruation product options to reduce waste.

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Blue Bins for Blue Bags at Tetherow

Blue redeemable BottleDrop bag hanging between two blue recycling bins

Tetherow Resort will install 8 more recycling bins across the property to recycle redeemable bottles and cans, and donate proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

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Save the Bikes!

Person fixing a seat on a bicycle with a banner behind that reads Bicycle Re-Source of Bend

Bicycle Re-Source of Bend will divert bicycles from landfill to community members by repairing donated bicycles and coordinating with local organizations and advocates to distribute the bicycles and accessories.

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Bringing recycling in the room

Campfire Hotel room

Campfire Hotel will add recycling containers for plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and glass with clear signage, in an accessible way, in each of the 100 rooms and also the lobby and meeting space.

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Cafeteria Waste Reduction

Student filling a water bottle at a refill station

Bear Creek Elementary, Amity Creek Elementary, and REALMS will reduce waste generated in their cafeterias by testing out a variety of reusable alternatives to single use items.

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COCC Recycling Education Program

recycling sorting station in a COCC campus building

COCC designed and installed signage across campus to reduce recycling contamination and increase diversion of recyclables from the landfill, with a pilot of new recycling stations in key areas of campus, followed by a roll-out to other areas of campus.

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