Materials Management

DEQ convened a diverse group of stakeholders to inform the development of the 2050 Vision and contribute to the development of a framework for action to move forward.

Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework

Who participated in the workgroup?

25 stakeholders representing DEQ's long term partners in the solid waste industry, other government agencies, and representatives of several leading Pacific Northwest business.
  • Mark Brady, Business Oregon
  • Eden Brukman, International Living Future Institute
  • Meghan Butler, Recology
  • Chris Chapman, Washington Dept of Ecology
  • Steve Clem Skanska, USA Building
  • Shannon Davis, Environmental Protection Agency Region IX
  • Mike Dewey, Legislative Advocates
  • Julie Daniel, BRING Recycling
  • Anisha Ladha, Intel Corporation
  • Kristan Mitchell, Oregon Refuse & Recycling Association
  • Jeff Murray, Far West Fibers
  • Brooks Nelson, Rejuvenation
  • Babe O'Sullivan, City of Eugene
  • Garry Penning, Rogue Disposal and Recycling
  • Megan Ponder, City of Portland
  • Colin Price, Oregon Environmental Council
  • Jennifer Purcell, Tillamook County
  • Wayne Rifer, Green Electronics Council
  • Meg Rowe, Oregon Sustainability Board
  • Jeanne Roy, Center for Earth Leadership
  • Heather Schmidt, New Seasons Market
  • Andy Sloop, Metro
  • Chris Thomas, Waste Connections (representing Association of Oregon Recyclers)
  • Wendy Wiles, Oregon DEQ
  • Adam Winston, Waste Management

What information did they rely on?

DEQ developed a series of technical papers about sustainable production, consumption, and end-of-life/recovery.

Background documents

  • Recommendations for Product Stewardship in OregonThis report recommends that Oregon pursue product stewardship as one strategy to reduce the environmental and public health impacts of products. It also recommends eight key elements for product stewardship programs and policy in Oregon.