Oregon recycling group puts spotlight on industry challenges

Posted: Jun. 20, 2018 5:19 PM
Updated: Jun. 21, 2018 3:22 PM

Dozens of leaders around Oregon gained knowledge and resources to improve recycling programs in their own communities.

Special Reports

Weight of Survival: Springfield couple reunites with Nevada teen

The survivors of the Route 91 shooting live with the weight of survival every day.

Weight of Survival: Springfield man helps save teen in Las Vegas shooting

Nick Campbell has been looking for Wayne Lowell ever since the night of the Las Vegas shooting more than seven months ago.

Weight of Survival: Springfield couple carries survivor's guilt after shooting

The Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting killed 58 and left many more with survivor's guilt.

Special Report: Family hopes to find killer in 1975 cold case

Shirley Wallace was murdered 43 years ago in Eugene, and the killer has never been found.

Special Report: Road to Recovery

Eight months after a horrific crash on I-5 left five horses dead, the brother and sister injured in the crash continue their quest to do what they love and get back in the saddle.

Family seeks tips to find missing father

Bob Richardson vanished on Valentine's Day in 2012 and was never heard from, or seen, again.

Search continues for missing Roseburg man

Eugene Armstrong was last seen in Sutherlin, on his way to Salem. No one knows if he ever made it there.

Semi Safety: KEZI 9 News investigates dangerous truck drivers

KEZI 9 News spent several months combing through inspection data and working with state officials to see just how safe the trucking industry is, or isn't. This is part 1 of our 2-part investigation.

Search continues for missing Springfield mother

"With no leads, no crumbs, we don't know where to start again," said Kamara Houston, Judy Parker's daughter.

Detectives are determined to solve Lane County murder case

Joni Marie Grigsby was killed in June of 1995 and detectives are confident her killer will be found.

Springfield police not giving up on solving cold case

Dorothy Ashley was killed inside her home in August of 2016.

Local captain fights fires and cancer

Fire-related cancer shows hidden dangers lurking behind the smoke.

Corvallis father continues search for missing son

"It was like he was here one day then gone the next and never heard from," said Donald Long, Chris's father.


Some pet owners give their furry friends marijuana.

Hidden Death: Firefighters face long-term consequences of dangerous career

Firefighters have far higher rates of certain cancers than the general population.

Police crack down on dangerous drug in Oregon

In a KEZI 9 News Special Report, anchor Sean Cuellar investigated street drugs and a new class of drug, fentanyl, which is proving to be a game changer.

SPECIAL REPORT: Putting DNA to the test

KEZI 9 News tested three at-home ancestry DNA kits.

Project Safe Family

Former NBA player warns students about addiction

A former NBA players shared his life story and struggle with addiction to high school students.

New study finds shocking results about teens and sexting

A new study looks at how often teens under the age of 18 are receiving and sending sexts.

Study: parents shouldn't provide teens with alcohol

Research shows that allowing your teen to drink before the legal drinking age does not offer protection against alcohol abuse.

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

A new study shows there could be a link between social media use and teen suicide and depression.

Anti-bullying app helps to stop bullying in schools and workplaces

An anti-bullying app is giving more power victims and witnesses.

Family says bullying at school put their son in the hospital

Parents said bullying at the school landed their son in a hospital to be treated for depression and an eating disorder.

Burger King takes on bullying with ad

Burger King takes customers by surprise with compelling, provocative social experiment.

Study: teens who vape more likely to smoke cigarettes within year

E-cigarettes seem like they offer a safer alternative to regular cigarettes but a new study is showing the one may not actually keep teens from using the other.

New law holds parents accountable for school bullying

A New York town is cracking down on bullying by holding parents accountable for their children's actions.

Teens ask lawmakers to raise tobacco age to 21

A group of high school students in Massachusetts is taking a stand against tobacco companies.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Oregon recycling group puts spotlight on industry challenges

Dozens of leaders around Oregon gained knowledge and resources to improve recycling programs in their own communities.

Researchers look into using leftover whey to make vodka

The OSU researchers said it can be expensive to get rid of whey, and it’s potentially harmful to the environment.

Lane County changes recycling rules for construction materials

This affects the Glenwood Transfer Station and Short Mountain Landfill.

OSU Extension Service offers sustainable landscape seminar

The seminar will discuss how to improve water efficiency, enrich soil quality through mulching and composting, and reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

Hummingbird Wholesale makes recycling easy

The Eugene company has an 85 percent recycle rate on plastic containers.

Composting workshops coming up in Santa Clara

A number of composting workshops are planned at the Santa Clara Community Garden.

In The Garden

In The Garden: Plant detective

"Usually in the middle of summer, petunias and geraniums will start to show potential signs of bud worm or cucumber beetle chewing them."

In The Garden: How to choose the right ground cover

"They are all great for walkways, in between flagstones, or just a spot you want to be able to walk through the garden."

In The Garden: 2018 plants of the year

Every year, organizations like Proven Winner and National Garden Bureau select the most reliable and outstanding plants that are easy to produce and sell well.

In The Garden: 2018 gardening trends

House plants are another huge trend this year, especially air plants.

In The Garden: Plants for sun or shade

The one question you should ask when selecting plants, do you have sun or shade at your house?

In The Garden: Blossom end rot

"It's that soft, sunken little brown or black spot on the end of the fruit."

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week: Pinball

Pinball is a sweet Chihuahua mix ready to melt your heart.

Pet of the Week: Zandy

Shelter staff members enjoy seeing how Zandy loves getting attention.

Pet of the Week: Amy

Amy is a sociable dog with a friendly smile.

Pet of the Week: Wanda

Wanda is a sweet, older dog looking for a new home.

Pet of the Week: Cosmos

Cosmos is a friendly terrier mix ready to go home to a new family.

Pet of the Week: Makenna

Makenna is looking for a home where she will be the only pet and will get lots of attention.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports: Top tested repellents for mosquitoes and ticks

The best way to protect yourself is with a good insect repellent.

Consumer Reports: Router risk security

Unplug it, wait 20 seconds or so –– and start it up again. But Consumer Reports says don’t stop there.

Consumer Reports: Best electric mowers

Today’s electric mowers have some extra VRROOM - thanks to advances in lithium battery technology.

Consumer Reports: Top tested charcoal grills

Consumer Reports tests a charcoal grill’s ability to maintain even temperature as well as the quality of indirect heating.

Consumer Reports: Pros and cons of cell phone insurance

Without coverage, the average cost to repair a cracked screen for an Apple iPhone 8 is $145. A Samsung Galaxy S8+, $277.

Consumer Reports: Is YouTube watching your kids?

A collection of nearly two dozen advocacy groups -- including Consumers Union -- say Google, which owns YouTube, may be violating a law meant protect the privacy of children online.

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