Recycling and Zero Waste
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.
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.
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.
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.
Report: Stop Trashing the Climate
GAIA (Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance), Eco-cycle and Institute for Local Self-Reliance show how reducing waste, recycling and composting can cut greenhouse gas emissions and protect the climate.
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!