Extra plastics recycling reduced in the Portland metropolitan area, but we can still recycle and it is still the right thing to do!
Recycling is all about making new products from old ones.
It’s as much about economics as it is about the environment. For a material to get recycled into a new good it needs two things: a market that can use the material and a way to get that material from the consumer to the market.
Sounds simple, but...
Over the years, residents have been able to recycle a wide range of materials like tennis shoes, cooking oil, bulky plastic to 1-7 plastics, block Styrofoam, electronics and all kinds of metals thanks to the Beaverton Far West Recycling. But the location will be closing March 31, 2017