research & news

Will Austin’s green self-image be realized in its “zero waste” goals?

Austin Chronicle: The zero-waste movement in Austin began coalescing in late 2001, when TCE canvassers, then focused primarily on air pollution, went door-to-door in Northeast Austin and heard complaints about the nearby landfills.

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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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Report: It’s Smarter to Separate

TCE Fund and the Zero Waste Houston coalition document the history of failed dirty MRFs or mixed waste processing facilities as well as “waste-to-energy” schemes, while showing successes of Zero Waste programs.

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Report: Growing Local Fertility

Read this Institute for Local Self-Reliance guide to starting a community composting program where you live.

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Report: State of Composting in the US

The Institute for Local Self Reliance, BioCycle, Craig Coker and Sally Brown report on the latest developments in organics recycling nationwide.

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Report: Transforming Trash

Partnership for Working Families produced this report on how to turn trash into a resource for job sustainability and environmental justice.

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Report: From Waste to Resource

Read this report from Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) for the latest on job growth and potential in the recycling industry.

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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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