Oregonians are about to have double the reason to recycle beverage containers. Starting April 1, 2017 consumers will get 10 cents for each beverage container they recycle at a return center — the first increase in the Oregon Bottle Bill’s 45-year history.
Practicing a little maintenance and fixing problems, before the rainy season sets in, can lengthen the life of the materials that make up your home.
More natural resources are contained in buildings than in the products that we use day-to-day. Wood, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, chemicals, plastic, cement and lime and glass are the building blocks of our homes. And it burns a lot of natural gas, oil and coal to manufacture these materials.
Maximize these last few weeks of great weather to do a little good around your home.
We have an important unsung hero helping our region fight climate change and turn food scraps into a renewable resource: Bacteria!