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Opinion: To cripple Putin, we must transition to renewable energy
Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: Russia’s war with Ukraine is the most recent example of global bad actors manipulating fossil fuel supplies, sources and prices to drive political tensions. A just and clean energy transition can’t wait.Read More
Sherman looks to the future
Sherman Herald Democrat: The council action on electronic waste is a resolution asking the State Legislature to pass a bill requiring producers of electronic equipment such as computers, televisions and cell phones, to take back their products when they become trash.
TX Plan To Control E-Waste Could Be National Model
Associated Press: Seemingly everyone involved — environmental groups, lawmakers, large manufacturers including Round Rock-based Dell Inc., and industry organizations like the Texas Association of Business — support the bills.
Highland Village council endorses recycling program
The News Connection: “This has been one of the most pleasurable cities to work in since we arrived,” said Jeffrey Jacoby, Staff Director for Texas Campaign for the Environment in the Dallas area.
Toxic Sweatshops Exposed by Whistle-Blower
Austin Chronicle: None of the roughly 10 e-waste handlers operating in Austin have taken the pledge, despite its prominence in industry publications since 2003, according to TCE.
Landfills: A concern piling up
Clean Houston: The mountain of trash and debris is rising. Houston can still support this type of policy and legislation on producer takeback, minimize its waste and save taxpayers money. How will you make a difference?
Tech Trash Talk Recyclers will discuss future of electronics scrap industry at Austin conference this week
Austin American Statesman: The Texas Campaign for the Environment led a two-year campaign against Dell Inc., including a well-publicized 2003 incident in which members dressed in prison uniforms to protest the use of prison labor in the company’s recycling programs.
Take ’em back, officials say
Plano Star Courier: The TCE went from door to door asking the community for support. From the buzz in the room by city officials like Mayor Pat Evans and Mayor Pro Tem Scott Johnson, the effort paid off.
Robertson Co. Residents Speak Out Against Coal Plants
KBTX-TV Bryan: About a dozen volunteers spent Saturday in Hearne, where they combed neighborhoods, knocking on doors, asking residents for signatures in opposition of the county’s proposed coal plants.
Dell launches first free recycling program
Austin American Statesman: Computer maker will take back all products it sold worldwide.
Georgetown takes on tech trash: City is first to vote on resolution urging new electronics recycling rules
Austin American Statesman: Consumers aren’t the only ones frustrated about what to do with obsolete and broken electronic equipment such as televisions or computers.