Texas Campaign for the Environment has launched a campaign to press Rayovac, a major battery manufacturer, to step up their efforts on recycling and waste reduction. Unlike other major battery makers such as Duracell and Energizer, Rayovac is refusing to support recycling programs for single-use batteries, making the company a laggard. And the company already offers free battery recycling in Europe and Canada - but not here in the U.S.!
We need you to urge the company to help keep these toxic materials out of our landfills today. Take action here.
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D/FW Holiday Fundraiser: Recycling Wish List
Join us for a local environmental fundraiser to celebrate hard work paying off! Dallas has begun making statewide and national headlines as it moves to support environmental protection and sustainability. 2013 has been quite an eventful year—come help celebrate success with friends and supporters.
Tuesday, December 10th, 5:30 - 8:00PM
9511 Faircrest, Dallas 75238
Click here to RSVP now!
Tell Mayor Parker and Houston City Council to Expand Recycling Now and Abandon "One Bin for All"
The city of Houston needs real recycling, not an expensive facility that won't work and will only delay progress on waste reduction. Tell city officials you want real recycling now.
Click here to email Houston city officials.
San Antonio Residents:
Tell the Mayor and City Council to Act on Single-Use Bags
Single-use checkout bags have harmful impacts on our environment and drain our tax dollars. San Antonio residents use more than 400 million single-use shopping bags every year, with at least 80% ending up in landfills or as litter. You can press the City Council to pass an ordinance ensuring that we take bold action to solve this problem. Click here to email the Mayor and City Council!
Dallas council to vote on stricter gas drilling rules next month
A strict new ordinance governing gas drilling is headed for a public hearing and Dallas City Council vote next month. The Dec. 11 vote probably will follow a contentious debate, much of which could focus on a proposed requirement that drilling operations be set back at least 1,500 feet from homes, businesses, churches and other protected uses. (Dallas Morning News)
America Recycles Day: Keeping Texas Beautiful
Audio: This is America Recycles Day and, while there is much still to do to keep more trash out of landfills, there has been a major shift in thinking over the past couple of decades. However, the United States produces more than 250 million tons of trash a year, and only about one-third is currently recycled. (Public News Service)
Plastic bag ban proposed for San Antonio
The single-use plastic bag, ubiquitous at grocers and convenience stores, could get sacked in San Antonio under a City Council member's proposal that will go public Tuesday.(San Antonio Express-News)
Landfill builder eyes Caldwell County ranch as future site for Central Texas waste
Sept. 22--NORTHERN CALDWELL COUNTY -- Ernest Kaufmann looks at the grassy cattle ranch just north of Lockhart, where wildflowers are in bloom and ducks swim in a nearby reservoir, and sees a good place to bury 25 million tons of trash.(Austin American-Statesman)
Retailers Drop Lawsuit Against Austin Bag Ban, TCE Responds
Robin Schneider, Executive Director of Texas Campaign for the Environment said the following in response to today’s announcement that the Texas Retailers Association was dropping their lawsuit against the City of Austin’s single-use bag ordinance:(TCE Press Release)
Texas law contributes to electronics recycling boom
Electronics recycling in the U.S. is now a $20.6 billion industry, up from less than $1 billion in 2002, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. Employees in the U.S. electronics recycling industry multiplied from 6,000 in 2002 to 45,000 in 2011. (Dallas Morning News)
Houston Issues RFQ for Boondoggle of a Facility to Separate Trash and Recyclables Mixed Together in One Bin
The City of Houston is soliciting bids for a boondoggle of a facility estimated to cost more than $100 million for the implementation of a program that mixes residents, paper, cardboard and containers, all of which could be easily recycled, with garbage. Such a facility would, literally, trash our recycling program that we all want to see expanded to the entire city. (Texas Campaign for the Environment)