recycling and zero waste
What happened to the battery recycling bill??
From our blog: The battery bill made a big splash at the State Capitol, and we secured 10 co-authors from both parties, including both very conservative Republicans and some very progressive Democrats.
Austin’s plastic bag ban can stay: Measure dies in Texas Legislature, along with other local pre-emption bills
Austin Business Journal: Environmentalists are declaring victory at the Texas Capitol in the fight to give cities the right to ban single-use plastic bags at stores, one of the few victories this legislative session for local governments in their fight against state pre-emption.
Legislative measure would require manufacturers to take back batteries, helping to keep them out of landfills
Denton Record-Chronicle: There comes a point in every person’s life when the TV remote control batteries need to be changed.
How grassroots groups are mobilizing Texans on top issues
Texas Tribune: Five community organizers tell us how they rally people around issues.
Plastic bag ban protection wins hearing at Texas Capitol
Texas landfills are leaking toxins into groundwater (Interactive Map)
From our blog: Use our interactive map to see which landfills in your area are self-reporting leaks into groundwater.
What We Can Win & How You Can Help
From our blog: We held our first statewide webinar to share information about our legislative priorities in 2017. Folks from all over the state tuned in online to learn, discuss, and TAKE ACTION!
Dallas residents’ voices heard at City Hall: We need recycling in apartments, businesses
Texas Campaign for the Environment presented personalized letters from Dallas residents to City Council members during a committee update on the City’s long-term “Zero Waste” plan. Some councilmembers strongly favored fast-tracking a universal recycling ordinance.
Galveston at front of bag-ban battle
Houston Chronicle: Reacting to a groundswell of concern about the effect of plastic bags on the environment, Galveston is on the forefront of a statewide controversy over cities’ ability to ban plastic bags that are killing turtles, birds and fouling beaches.