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Thursday, October 22, 2009

St. Helens will be the new home for the Northwest's first plastic-bottle recycling plant, set to begin operating next year.

The $10-million complex, slated to begin operating in mid-2010 on four acres owned by the Port of St. Helens, was made possible by state legislation which set a 5-cent deposit on bottled-water containers that took effect in January, one of its backers said.

Before this year, said Tom Leaptrott, the president of Quantum Leap Packaging in Vancouver, it wasn't possible to collect enough recyclable bottles to supply a recycling facility in Oregon. Quantum is one of the partners in the new facility.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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Walter W. Want
0 #1 Plastic RecycleWalter W. Want 2009-10-22 12:43:40
Now if only those recycling centers would accept all plastic bottles so they not only depend on only those with a nickle attached, that would be even better.
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0 #2 beevaBeeva 2011-12-22 09:41:53
The recycling of bottles and soda cans in Oregon is a joke. We pay the extra charge, and every machine I've gone to along the Gorge is broken and no one comes to repair them. My suggestion is that Oregon gets large recycling centers off of I-84 where you dump and weigh it and get paid like going to the dump. Get rid of those small recycling machines that break down all the time. And, ... take the fee off of our soda pops and water that we purchase in the stores. It's not fair to us!
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