AOR Spring Forum

    March 19, 2019 – March 19, 2019
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    McMenamins Kennedy School
    5736 NE 33rd Ave
    Portland, OR 97211

    AOR Spring Forum

    What now and what’s next: Oregon’s response to global recycling market changes

    March 19, 2019
    10:00am - 4:30pm

    McMenamins Kennedy School
    5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

    AOR/SWANA Member: $85 | Nonmember: $125
    Includes lunch and hosted networking after


    This forum will explore the impacts of the National Sword one year out.

    Resource Recycling staff, who have developed a timeline of events related to the market phenomenon known as the National Sword, will present a timeline and overview of the Chinese import policies that are reshaping materials recovery around the planet, including most recent restrictions set to take effect in July of this year and how U.S. stakeholders are responding.

    Carl Peters, General Manager of Recology Portland will join us to discuss the local and regional changes their company has made involving their operations in California, Washington, and Oregon.

    We will then have a panel addressing regional responses to market changes with speakers from around the state followed by a second panel exploring unique approaches to drive materials to local markets.

    The day will culminate in an interactive group discussion about the future of Oregon recycling, and how our systems may need to adapt.

    Hosted networking will immediately follow the event.