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The Economic Contribution of the Recycling Industry to the Houston-Galveston Region
Did you know that recycling and related industries account for over 14,000 jobs in the Houston-Galveston Region? Read this report to learn the details of this growing industry.
Interfaith Coalition Urges Walmart to “Take It Back”
Triple Pundit: While commending Walmart for its sustainability efforts that the company has ramped up since 2005, the reverends, priests, rabbis, imams and activists from churches and activist organizations demand that Walmart do even more.
Report: Local Government Takeback Recycling
Read TCE Fund’s 2011 report on how local governments are educating residents about producer funded electronics recycling programs.
Electronic recycling takes step forward
KXAN News Austin: Obama administration officials met with senior executives from Sony, Dell and Sprint Wednesday at an Austin electronics recycling center.
Report: Texas TakeBack Second Year Results
TCE Fund’s 2011 report on the successes and challenges of producer takeback programs for e-waste recycling focuses on the second year of results from the Computer TakeBack program.
EPA chief calls for e-waste export ban
E-Scrap News: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson called for stronger legislation governing the export of scrap electronics.
Report: Making TakeBack Work in Texas
TCE Fund’s 2010 report on how to make producer funded takeback recycling efforts for e-waste more successful.
New report ranks Texas last in recycling old computers
Fort Worth Star Telegram: In 2009, Texas ranked dead last in per capita collections of old computers among the seven states that require manufacturers to take back old equipment from consumers, according to a report released this week by the Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund.
GHASP Takes On Toxic Chemicals In…Well, Just About Everything
Houston Press: Standing in front of an 20-foot-tall pseudo-rubber ducky, local public health advocates on Friday morning threw their support behind recently proposed federal legislation to update and upgrade the laws governing toxic chemicals used in consumer products.
How to Conduct a Business Waste Audit
The Houston-Galveston Area Council created this resource for businesses and homes to audit their waste streams with the goal of reducing costs and increasing recycling rates.