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.
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.
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.
Texas law contributes to electronics recycling boom
Dallas Morning News: Electronics recycling in the U.S. is now a $20.6 billion industry, up from less than $1 billion in 2002, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc.
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.
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.
This is a TV program Perry should love
Austin American Statesman Editorial: SB 329 would establish a television recycling program requiring manufacturers to take back and recycle a percentage of TVs, based on their Texas market share.
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.
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.
Surprise Veto of TV Recycling Bill Turns Heads
San Antonio Current: Since the 81st regular legislature closed up shop, environmental organizations waited to hear Governor Rick Perry officially sign HB 821, otherwise known as the TV TakeBack Bill, into law. But Perry vetoed the bill instead.