research & news

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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Leaking landfills fuel contamination concerns across state

Fox News 34 Lubbock: A report by the Texas Campaign for the Environment says 40 percent of the nearly 200 active landfills in Texas are leaking toxins, and one of Lubbock’s two landfills is on the list. The 2013 report uses Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) data from 2012.

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Environmental groups press Rayovac for battery recycling

Waste and Recycling News: The non-profit group Texas Campaign for the Environment is leading the charge to press the Wisconsin-based company to adopt an extended producer responsibility policy.

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Electronics Retailers Receive Fs on Recycling Report Card

Environmental Leader: Staples, Best Buy and Office Depot are the only three major electronics retailers making a serious effort to help consumers recycle their old electronic products, says a report card released yesterday by the Electronics TakeBack Coalition.

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City of Dallas’ Local Solid Waste Management Plan

Dallas passed their Zero Waste Plan in 2013 to reduce waste by up to 90% over the next few decades by increasing recycling and composting at homes, apartments, businesses and public spaces.

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San Antonio Recycling and Resource Recovery Plan

Read the City of San Antonio’s “Pathway to Zero Waste” plan to reach a 60% recycling rate by 2025.

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