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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.
Apple to Begin Recycling Customers’ Old Macs
Associated Press: Apple Computer Inc. will soon adopt an environmentally friendly twist for buyers of new Macintosh computers by offering to recycle their old computers for free.
China’s toxic junkyard
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: When discarded computers vanish from desktops around the world, they often end up in Guiyu, which may be the electronic-waste capital of the globe.
HP is pushing states to force recycling of TVs and computers. Here’s why
Business Week: Aided by HP’s energetic lobbying, the greens persuaded state lawmakers to adopt a landmark program that forces electronics companies to foot the bill for recycling their old equipment.
State environmental commission passes new landfill rules
Austin American-Statesman: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday passed the largest overhaul of the state’s landfill rules in at least a decade.
Overflowing with Landfills
Fort Worth Weekly: Last month, the environmental group mailed commissioners thousands of letters gathered from citizens across the state, calling for stronger landfill regulations.
Planned road at park is killed
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram: Amid persistent opposition from residents, City Council members killed a proposal to build a road along the edge of Trinity Park.