wishful recycling

U.S. Dept HUD

Lane County wants to expand recycling to include apartments and condos.

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The approach of a New Year often makes us reflect on the past one. In the case of KLCC news, there were many major stories, touching on politics to disasters to the arts.  We revisit some of the sounds and voices from just some of the top local stories for 2018.

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Lane County officials have tallied up the amount of material taken in at its last Plastics Roundup in April.

Pot-Pots Unlimited.

Oregon has two problems: one, restrictions by China have caused a glut in recyclable materials.  Two, federal restrictions on marijuana sales have caused a massive surplus of weed within the state.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, one startup company says it has a solution.

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Lane County has released a new online tool called the Garbage Guru. The search engine is designed to help residents understand if items are truly recyclable, therefore reducing the “wishful recycling” that has led to China restricting what materials it takes from the Pacific Northwest.