Some people call Portland The City that Works. Others know it as the place where young people go to retire. In truth, Portland is both and more. Home to a robust business community, an exceptional food and drink scene, idyllic outdoor recreation and a culture that celebrates sustainability, Portland is a dynamic city of opportunity.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, The School of Business partners with B Lab, a non-profit organization in charge of assessing corporations that want to become Certified B Corporations, a prestigious distinction that reflects a company’s passion for social and environmental sustainability.
The First Mile Problem, part III: How a reverse supply chain for reusable goods could work in Portland
A reverse supply chain for reusable goods is a viable solution to keep goods out of the landfill, but what does resolving the First Mile Problem look like in practice? Working with graduate students from Portland State University’s School of Business, we set out to explore its feasibility, by studying the real-world context of existing collection systems for trash and recycling in a specific Portland, Oregon neighborhood.