EUGENE, Ore. - In 1971, a group of volunteers decided to do something about waste. A few weeks later, BRING Recycling was created after the group was inspired by the first Earth Day in 1970.
“Probably three or four generations now have come in contact with us and have learned not only about recycling but how to rethink their use of materials,” said Sonja Snyder.
Snyder is BRING’s Development Director. She said today BRING instilled the ethic of recycling into the community. Now, recycling is widely practiced by residents and businesses. BRING also offers a drop off site for used goods as well as a retail shop.
“It’s our community support and interest in reducing waste and recycling that’s made BRING so successful all these years,” said Snyder.
BRING has now focused efforts on preventing waste and using resources wisely through community education, business consulting, and the sale of reusable building materials at their popular Planet Improvement Center.
“The more that we re-use and reduce waste, the less resources we have to use, the less energy we have to use and the less it costs us,” said Snyder.