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Map of Recycling in Texas

STAR, in collaboration with SERDC and the City of Austin’s Recycling Economic Development Program, has helped to identify over 125 businesses in Texas that process or use recycled feedstock. When communities invest in local recycling collection programs, they’re supporting regional processors and manufacturers who depend on recycled plastics, glass, metals, paper and related materials to […]

Results on The Study of Economic Impacts of Recycling Webinar

This webinar was presented on America Recycles Day to discuss and present the results of the ‘Study on the EconomicImpacts of Recycling’ in Texas – which was conducted by the TCEQ and built off the methodologies of previous recycling studies completed in Texas. Key topics discussed in this presentation are: -Current recycling efforts and recycling rate -Overall economic impact of […]

Policy Tools

The Carton Council has done research to identify effective policies and the BMP’s in implementing them in large part to benefit SROs, who often lack ample resources to develop tools. Their policy toolkit provides info on Pay-as-you-Throw, Universal Recycling, and Local Ordinances to increase recycling. Check out the complete toolkit and download infographics here! Pay-As-You-Throw: […]

Existing Texas Packaging Policy

This research is an analysis from the Existing Policy workgroup from the Texas Packaging Forum, which consists of individuals working in local government, higher education, regional government, non-profit, community advocacy, and businesses. This paper examines the State of Texas’ existing policy in regards to packaging management. It identifies concerns in the structure of county and […]

Debris Management

Planning for a Disaster: Debris Management After a Storm

This webinar was presented on June 23, 2016 to highlight best practices approach to disaster response and recovery. Disaster debris is one of the most necessary tasks public and private institutions face following a natural or man-made disaster, but it can also be one of the most costly. Coordinating debris removal efforts within a single jurisdiction […]

The Soil Food Web

The Soil Food Web through the Eyes of the Scope

This webinar was presented April 28, 2016 and highlights the overall importance of the Soil Food Web and it’s association to healthy soils. The Soil Food Web is the living community of organisms within our soil. We will identify each group of organisms within the Soil Food Web under the microscope, and illustrate their ability […]

Numbers to Know Report

Numbers to Know

Zero Waste: Impacting The Environment and The Bottom Line. This report consists of graphics and factoids about recycling in recent years compiled by UL LLC. Topics covered include: change in American waste streams over time, economics of recycling, and examples of industry progress.