The City of Portland is a world leader on sustainability and green policies — not to mention a beautiful, livable community. But there's one area where it falls short on the environmental front: garbage.
Portlanders make more trash than the average American. And though they are avid recyclers, they also send 50+ big-rig diesel trucks a day filled with trash to someone else's back-yard 150 miles away. Local leaders and environmentalists realize the problem and are determined to better.
This past week I returned from a series of cool "Let's Talk Trash" events in the city. I was happy to share the stories behind Garbology at events hosted by OregonMetro and the Portland City Club. Here's the audio from the City Club discussion.
|Campus trash, courtesy Portland State University|