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Dallas-Fort Worth State of the Region Recycling Report
TCE Fund’s 2017 DFW State of the Region Recycling Report examines the latest data on resource management, case studies and public opinion research to identify a path for zero waste in North Texas.
Texas landfills are leaking toxins into groundwater (Interactive Map)
From our blog: Use our interactive map to see which landfills in your area are self-reporting leaks into groundwater.
The 10 Most Toxic Items at Dollar Stores
Country Living: The low price is not worth your health.
Houston Runoff Election Environmental Questionnaire
From our blog: We co-sponsored an environmental questionnaire for Houston’s 2015 runoff election on December 12th.
Environmentalists Protest Dollar Stores Toxic Inventory
KLBJ News: Environmentalists say low-income families and communities of color could be getting sick from toxic products bought at Family Dollar.
Scruggs: We should heed pope’s climate change stance
Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: There is an old joke about the man in a flooding house who prays for rescue. As the water rises, firefighters come by in a rowboat and offer to help him out. He says, “No, no, I’m waiting for God to rescue me.”
Texas environmentalists call for change of chemical policies in Walgreen’s Products
CW 39: Folks upset with Walgreen’s about chemicals in its products are protesting at the corner of sad and toxic.
Report: Recycling Not Included
TCE Fund’s 2015 report makes the case for extended producer responsibility for single-use and rechargeable batteries to conserve resources and make recycling more accessible.
Austin’s next big zero-waste project is feeding nature’s recycling program
Austin Chronicle: Keeping organics out of the landfill is the next frontier for Austin Resource Recovery, which will this year propose to City Council a new residential collection program.
Producer TakeBack is All-American
Nationwide, there are 75 producer takeback programs covering ten categories of products. Texas has two producer takeback laws on the books—one for computers and the other for TVs. Learn more about them here!