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Indigenous Leaders in Texas Target Global Banks to Keep LNG Export Off of Sacred Land at the Port of Brownsville
Houston Chronicle: Since Congress lifted the oil export ban in 2015, three proposed LNG export facilities have fallen victim to the protest. But the war in Ukraine is an impetus for two remaining projects.Read More
Report: What goes around comes around?
This UC Berkeley report describes the levels of cadmium in low cost jewelry.
Report: More Jobs, Less Pollution
Read this report from the Tellus Institute and Sound Resource Management to learn about how creating jobs in the recycling industry can conserve resources and lower pollution.
City of Austin’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan
The City of Austin voted in 2008 to reduce waste from landfills by 90% by 2040. Read their Zero Waste Plan here!
National Geographic: Future archaeologists will note that at the tail end of the 20th century, a new, noxious kind of clutter exploded across the landscape: the digital detritus that has come to be called e-waste.
Sony champions free recycling
Fortune: Sony now says it is the company’s responsibility “to provide customers with end-of-life solutions for all the products we manufacture.”
Lead Toxins Take a Global Round Trip
Wall Street Journal: Two recent studies suggest a globalization loop in which toxic materials from high-tech garbage are turned into potentially dangerous goods for kids and shipped back.
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.
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.