Less is More: Quality Not Quantity

Author: 07.10.2023


I think a lot about our divisive societies and the constant war and strife around the world, while we absolutely must work together to solve our climate crisis. I don’t have the answer, but I think a sharing economy is a step in the right direction.   Sharing Economy   A sharing economy delivers the […]


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Pick-n-Pull Adventures in Sustainability

Author: 09.03.2022


by Jon Biemer, P.E.   I want to see how my eco-actions can scale to be part of larger climate change solutions. Pick-n-Pull and its parent company Schnitzer Steel offer industrial-scale hope in that regard.   If you drive down Foster Road in Portland, east of the 205 freeway, you pass several auto and truck […]


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German Crew Member Explains Why Her Country is Tops in Recycling

Author: 10.05.2020


Crew member Yvonne Koppen was born and raised in Germany and has lived in the United States, France and Spain. She understands the struggle of settling in a new home and is happy to share simple tips and tricks on how things are done in her home country, to help expats get their German experience […]


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A Look Inside Ocean Plastics Recycling

Author: 03.17.2020


There have been several articles published lately about our broken recycling systems and how we might fix them. I knew about the manufacturing and consumer portions of the cycle, but little about the supply chain, wholesale and retail portions. So I decided to find out.   I interviewed Bill Davis, founder of BeachNecessities.com, an online […]


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Recycling is a Sham

Author: 03.03.2020


The things we are separating and putting into recycling bins are probably not being recycled. Recycling validates waste and it is a faux solution to the complex waste crisis we have designed ourselves into.   Systems Thinking recognizes that everything is interconnected. Solve a complex problem with a simple solution, and we inevitably cause other […]


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