I’m excited to receive the endorsement of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers union (AWPPW)! AWPPW and I agree that shipping our unsorted recycling to Asia has proven to be a failure. Not only is there the massive carbon footprint of shipping the junk across the globe, but much of it just ends up in landfills overseas, or as litter and pollution.
We used to recycle nearly all our paper products locally. In fact, if we re-instituted sorted recycling, we could bring back the Newberg paper recycling facility – helping the environment while also creating jobs in Oregon.
Learn more about my plans for a green economy at julia4pdx.com/new-economy/