“The University is the easiest place you’ll ever recycle at,” Azul Dahlstrom-Eckman said. “The majority of trash is something that can be recyclable.”
Rebecca Ley, 22, was looking for employment when she joined the University’s Campus Recycling Program last fall, but what she found was more than just a part-time job; it was an eye-opening experience.
Started in a community that holds high value for sustainability and environmental advocacy, Bring Recycling has flourished as a place to both educated the public about the benefits of recycling, and providing the Eugene community with a place to practice what it so often preaches: reduce, reuse, recycle.
A House bill would amend the current bottle bill by increasing the types of containers accepted for deposit and raising deposit from five cents to 10 cents if recycling rates fall below 80 percent.