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Waste Solution May Lean Again on a Low-Income Area

New York Times: For Dr. Bullard, who is joined in his opposition by the Houston chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., putting any waste-related facility in a predominantly minority neighborhood would feel like a slight.

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Assault on Batteries

The Cap Times Op-Ed: Spectrum insists that used batteries belong in the landfill, even though Rayovac’s UK arm dispatched a press release calling for a take-back program to protect the environment.

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Protesting pirates demand change from local company

WISC-TV: Over two dozen environmental protesters from Texas and Madison came together to bring a message to Spectrum Brands.

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Spectrum Brands’ ties with Clean Lakes Alliance prompting festival protest

Capital Times: The connection between Spectrum Brands, the maker of Rayovac batteries, and the Clean Lakes Alliance is prompting a protest Saturday at one of the Clean Lakes Alliance’s biggest annual fundraisers, the Clean Lakes Festival.

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Houston Faces Opposition to One Bin Trash Plan

Environmental Leader: Houston’s One Bin for All trash plan, touted by the city as the next evolution in recycling, may be facing some opposition by a coalition of groups who do not agree with the program’s proposed environmental value.

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Ways Houston can increase its recycling rate

Houston Chronicle Guest Column: We believe the right services and education programs will yield successful results just like they have in other cities.

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Consortium targets Capri Sun in new push to emphasize recycling

Plastic News: A coalition of organizations devoted to waste and recycling, plastic pollution and resource conservation today launched the Make It, Take It Campaign, a collaborative effort to pressure consumer goods companies to take responsibility for packaging waste.

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Groups oppose gasification idea

KTRH AM 740: Houston-area environmental groups come out to oppose plans for a gasification plant which would burn the city’s trash.

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As AG Weighs Plastic Bag Laws, Dallas Passes Its Own

Texas Tribune: The Dallas ordinance, which the City Council approved by a vote of 8-6, doesn’t ban plastic bags outright. Rather, it limits their use by imposing a 5-cent-per-bag charge on retailers.

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Dallas Will Charge Fees for Plastic Bag Use

NBC News D/FW: The Dallas City Council has passed a proposal ordering retailers to charge a fee for one-time use plastic bags while partially banning them from city-owned facilities.

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