recycling and zero waste
Travis County works to address lack of recycling receptacles at 26 area parks
Community Impact: Travis County staff will start the process of creating the solid-waste management plan that will provide a suggested timeline to expand recycling services.
Victory! Austin Parks Will Have Recycling
From our blog: Over the next two years every park, pool, rec center, cultural facility, sports field, and trail in the Austin will have recycling everywhere they have trash bins. Learn how support from YOU and thousands of Central Texans has made this huge victory possible!
Twisting Tale Toward a Zero Waste Houston
From our blog: Last week Houston City Council voted to hire a company that will help local officials create and adopt a long-range waste and recycling plan. This huge victory was years in the making, and it could put Houston on a path toward Zero Waste!
Starbucks is replacing plastic straws with ‘sippy cup’ lids
CBS Austin: Starbucks announced on Monday it’s getting rid of its instantly recognizable green plastic straws, which contribute to ocean pollution and can be dangerous to marine life.
Dallas requires apartments to offer recycling by 2020
GreenSource DFW: If you live in an apartment or a condominium in Dallas, you must have access to recycling. That’s the law, after Dallas City Council voted unanimously to require all multi-family complexes to provide recycling by 2020.
Dallas Expands Recycling to Multifamily Buildings
NBC News DFW: Dallas apartments and other multifamily dwellings must provide recycling for residents by January 2020 under new rules unanimously approved Wednesday by the Dallas City Council.
At long last, all Dallas apartments will have to offer recycling
Dallas Morning News: The City Council voted unanimously to approve the new recycling mandate, which is meant to help push Dallas toward its “zero-waste” goals and divert materials from landfills.
Most Austin city parks lack recycling though donations funded bins in biggest parks
Politifact: TCE’s handout says that “as many as 293 out of 300” Austin city “parks have no recycling, including almost every neighborhood park.” We rate the statement TRUE.
Dallas Takes a Huge Step toward Universal Recycling
From our blog: A committee of seven Dallas City Councilmembers voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that would require all apartments to begin recycling programs by January 1, 2020. The ordinance is scheduled for a full City Council vote on June 13.