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Businesses invited to Thursday, Feb. 21, workshop on sharing resources

Business are invited to learn more about the benefits of sharing resources at a ResourceFull Use workshop, scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21.  The Clackamas County Office of Sustainability and the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) are sponsoring the free workshop, which will be held at Exceed Enterprises, 5285 SE Mallard Way, Milwaukie.

ResourceFull Use, based on the premise that one company’s trash very well may be another company’s treasure, is an innovative materials exchange program that can help turn used products, by-products and obsolete materials into potential revenue streams.

Workshop participants will learn about how sharing resources can save on disposal costs; provide locally sourced, low-cost materials; reduce processing and disposal costs of hazardous materials; and stimulate economic development. 

The workshop will feature a guest speaker from PCC Structurals to talk about the company’s experiences with waste exchanges, and a representative from Business Oregon to talk about innovative funding opportunities for businesses.

In addition to increasing revenue and decreasing costs, ResourceFull Use has a number of environmental benefits that include reducing energy, water and petroleum consumption; carbon emissions and consumption of virgin materials; and keeping waste and by-products out of the landfill and into productive reuse.

To register for the Feb. 21 workshop or for more information about the program, contact Debra Taevs at 503-336-1256 or

For more information, contact Rosalyn Greene at 503-742-4465.

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