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DEQ’s Materials Management Program generates dozens of reports a year, ranging from highly technical, scientific papers to more accessible studies, such as reports about recycling rates in Oregon. State agencies, local governments, partner organizations, businesses and Oregonians rely on DEQ’s reports to make decisions and stay informed. This page captures some of the program’s more substantial reports, starting with the state’s 2050 Vision and Framework for Action (Material Management’s credo), followed by strategic plans and technical reports.
Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and FrameworkThe 2050 Vision describes a desired future where Oregonians live within the limits of their sustainable share of the world’s natural resources. This document outlines a framework for action to help the state achieve the 2050 Vision.
Materials Management in Oregon: 2020 Framework for ActionThis 2020 Framework for Action is an update of the original 2050 Vision and Framework. It elaborates on our core values and program priorities and is designed to be dynamic and responsive.
Reuse, Repair and Product Lifespan Extension Strategic PlanThis plan describes the strategies, actions and priority materials for reuse, repair and product lifespan extension for 2016 - 2021.
Strategy for Preventing the Wasting of FoodThis plan outlines DEQ’s five-year work priorities to encourage reductions in wasted food across the supply chain.
Strategic Plan for MeasurementThis plan describes how Materials Management will use measurement to set work priorities and evaluate Oregon’s progress towards realizing the 2050 Vision.
Oregon’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions through 2015 and Appendices This report evaluates Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions with data from the sector-based and consumption-based inventories. DEQ publishes this comprehensive report every five years.
2018 Oregon Material Recovery and Waste Generation Rates Report
Each year, DEQ compiles data on post-consumer recycling that includes recovery and disposal numbers, proving an overview of the amount of waste generated by Oregonians.
Product Environmental Footprint Case Studies
Environmental Footprints of Foods
Packaging Attributes: How well do popular packaging attributes correlate with net environmental benefit across the full life cycle of packaging?
Water Bottle Study: A comparison of bottled and tap water using life cycle analysis
Life Cycle Inventory of Packaging Options for Shipment of Retail Mail-Order Soft Goods
Single-Use Bags and Reusable Bags
Enhancing Community Engagement Using Q-Methodology
The Environmental Impacts of Virtual Conference Promotional Products
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