Paper or Plastic? Options Could Change

ASHLAND, Ore. — Paper or plastic? The age old question asked at check out lanes in supermarkets across the county. In Ashland, however, one organization, Environment Oregon, is hoping the city will consider banning “plastic.” Ashland resident Ray Scaife made the switch to reusable bags a couple years ago after seeing how ineffective and how … Continue reading »

Recyclers Gather Pounds of Plastic

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — This weekend marked the end of  Jackson County’s Plastic Round-Up. At two separate locations, officials gathered items that are not normally accepted in the red recycling carts. According to sponsors, residents brought in 60,000 pounds of plastics during the event last year. Sponsors said this number represents a 37.9% increase since … Continue reading »