Community Grant Program
Our Mission is “To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of the native trees, plants and birds, to encourage civic beauty, and to improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation and education.”
The Portland Garden Club supports our mission through our Community Grant Program,
Saturday, December 3, 2022
10am to 1pm
1132 SW Vista Avenue
Portland OR 97225
Monthly Speaker Series
The Future of Recycling
January 19, 2023. 10:00am
Jules Bailey and Justin Gast
In 1971, the Oregon legislature passed, and Gov. Tom McCall signed, the nation’s first Bottle Bill, a deposit-return system to prevent litter caused by single-use beverage containers. Oregon’s visionary Bottle Bill is popular with consumers and has demonstrated that the beverage industry, public policy, and consumers can work together for a cleaner environment.
Among the goals of the Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act (2021) are to make recycling of all materials easier for the public.
We have an incredible opportunity to hear from Jules Bailey and Justin Gast, two top experts in recycling and materials management. They will give us their perspective on the current and future of recycling in Oregon.
Jules Bailey is President and CEO of Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), which runs the BottleDrop program in Oregon. As CEO, Jules is responsible for charting the future of Bottle Bill implementation and ensuring the deposit and redemption system remains convenient, relevant, and effective for Oregonians, and efficient for industry.
Justin Gast is a natural resources specialist with Oregon DEQ’s Materials Management program. He was a member of the team that created the Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act (SB 582) and is currently working on several projects associated with the implementation of the Act.
The Portland Garden Club
“To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of the native trees, plants and birds, to encourage civic beauty, and to improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation and education.”