Monthly Meeting Announcement
Columbia Chapter of Professional Engineers of Oregon
Program: “What’s happening to our recycling? ”   

When China, the world’s largest importer of scrap material (recycling) banned imports of paper, plastics, and other recycled products in 2018, it left many recycling programs in limbo, including those in the Portland metro area.

Learn what caused this crisis, what is being done nationally and locally to address the issue, and take a look into the future of sustainable material management in Oregon. 
Speaker : Alex Bertolucci - Green Business Advisor, Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling, Department of Health and Human Services (Aloha, OR)

Alex Bertolucci is a Green Business Advisor with Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling and Board Member with the Association of Oregon Recyclers. Alex has over a decade of experience in the sustainability field working in both the private and public sector. Prior to his work at Washington County, Alex worked with Habitat for Humanity for eight-years with a focus on green building and sustainable building material reuse.
Date : Tuesday, March 5, 2019

(FYI - February’s Fire Protection program cancelled due to snow, topic rescheduled for the June meeting)

RSVP: by Friday, March 1 , to Ralph Cohen ( or 503-292-5633 or 971-227-8989 cell).  Maximum 25 seats for dinner!

Dinner Venue : Otto and Anita’s Schnitzel Haus (3025 SW Canby Street, Portland, OR 97219; near corner of Capitol Hwy. and Canby Street in Multnomah Village ( park on the street or in the “Meals on Wheels” rear parking lot across from the restaurant on Canby Street) .

Time : Social hour 6 pm, dinner 6:45 pm sharp , business meeting 7:00 pm, presentation 7:30 pm

Cost : Order from menu/individual checks + $10 for non-state PEO members (cash/check only)

Simultaneous interactive webcast: Sherwood Growler House (21319 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140) if we have a ZOOM meeting host. Cost $5 for non-members

Certificate for 1 PDH will be provided for all attending either venue
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