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Five Headline Friday (1/12/17)

Happy Friday, and welcome to our second “Five Headline Friday”! Each week we pull together our top five articles, news stories, and reports and share them here. This week, Saint Vincent de Paul, the founding member of the Cascade Alliance made the news for our recycling efforts. We are also following the response to China’s waste ban, and plastics recycling. Enjoy!


Saint Vinnie’s Helps Lead the Way in Recycling, Reuse

This article in the Register Guard speaks to the ways in which Saint Vincent de Paul of Lane County contributes to the recycling efforts in Lane County, which was recently recognized as having the recycling rates in Oregon…Read More

This Mall in Sweden Sells Only Recycled Stuff 

We took an interest in this piece from Mother Nature Network because we are in the business of selling only recycled stuff. One of our Cascade Alliance members recently invested in an abandoned strip mall and has talked about starting a reuse district, echoing the ideas in this article. We loved reading about this happening elsewhere…Read More

Systemic Failure: Four Reasons Philanthropy Keeps Losing the Battle Against Inequality

Foundations like the Ford Ford foundation are pouring tons of resources into fighting economic inequality, yet the problem continues to grow. This article from Inside Philanthropy explores some possible reasons why…Read More

Power in Policy: How Three Cities Are Lifting Local Efforts

This article from Resource Recycling explores how innovative recycling ordinances are lifting community recycling rates…Read more 

These Rings Are Made From Gold Salvaged From E-Waste

Did you know the typical wedding ring creates 20 tons of mine waste? This article from Fast Company explores Dell’s plan address this problem by pushing for a circular supply chain using recycled precious metals in its new products instead of new materials…Read More