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Global campaign challenges Starbucks to keep its promise to curb plastic pollution, create 100% recyclable cup
Leading environmental organizations launch “Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic” campaign to confront coffee giant on its plastic pollution problem prior to annual shareholder meeting in Seattle AUSTIN, TX — Today, more than a dozen leading environmental organizations announced the launch of “Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic” — a global campaign demanding that Starbucks take accountability […]
Dallas “Dashboard” Lowers Bar for Recycling, Barely Clears It
From our blog: The Dallas 365 Dashboard presents a great opportunity for the city to relay data on its progress in many policy areas, but if the city is serious about tracking its progress on waste reduction, then it needs to measure the numbers that matter.
Waste pits activist meets with environmental head in D.C.
Baytown Sun By Christopher James Environmental activist Jacquelyn Young continues to advocate for the cleanup of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits, this time taking the fight to Washington, D.C. In late January, Young joined community leaders from across the country in the nation’s capital to meet with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Albert Kelly, […]
Victoria County sewage sludge dumping dispute officially ends
ABC 25 Victoria by Adrianna Garcia Original story here A two and a half year process has finally ended with a settlement agreement where Victoria County Commissioners stopped a land owner from receiving a permit to dump hazardous products on their land. Commissioner Clint Ives calls this a victory for Victoria County. On Monday, County […]
Dallas could force apartments, offices to offer recycling
Dallas Morning News: Dallas City Council members don’t want to waste any more time waiting for apartment complexes and businesses to offer recycling programs. With a unanimous vote Monday, the council’s Quality of Life Committee directed city staff to draft an ordinance within the next two or three months that would mandate recycling programs for multi-family properties.
Lucas city council reinstates curbside recycling
DFW Green Source By Minnie Payne Original Article here Curbside recycling is returning to Lucas, thanks to a grassroots campaign led by an environmentally conscious resident. Last April, Lucas resident Victoria Howard was shocked to read in the Lucas newsletter that the city would end curbside recycling in the fall. Not wanting to see the community […]
Dallas Leaders Want Mandatory Apartment Recycling
NBC News 5 DFW: A mandatory apartment recycling ordinance could be the law in Dallas within three months after orders from a Dallas City Council committee Monday. Commercial buildings could also be added to the waste recycling program this year.
Who wins in the new recycling deal? Houston.
Houston Chronicle Guest Op-Ed: Mayor Sylvester Turner was right when he said the city’s newly approved recycling contract is a “win for Houstonians and the environment.”
Curbside glass recycling to return to Houston in 2019
Houston Chronicle: Houston residents are set to have their used glass and plastic bags picked up for recycling at curbside, but not until next year.
Walgreens pledges to launch long-awaited chemical policy
Chemical Watch: U.S. pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced it will launch its long-awaited chemicals management programme this year, pledging it will publish a list of high priority chemicals of concern in its products and create an action plan for their management in 2018.