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 […]
This webinar showcases best practices and real-life examples of how to run successful zero-waste events. Three different communities and one waste hauler share their experiences, advice, and best practices– which is particularly helpful as many communities are gearing up to host Earth Day events. Donna Kliewer with the City of Allen and Robert Medigovich with […]
For more than 12 years, Recyclebank has been working toward a waste-free future by focusing on the real-world impact of inspiring and motivating individuals. As the first rewards-for-recycling program of its kind, it introduced the principles of a circular economy to a mainstream audience. By partnering with communities and a variety of brands, Recyclebank leverages […]
Chuck Rivette, Director of Planning and Project Development at Waste Management, presented this webinar on the History of Municipal Solid Waste Management in the U.S. on Thursday, September 8th. Recycling and Disposal have an interconnected relationship weaved by the threads of economics and regulations. Rivette gives a brief timeline of waste management in the U.S. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
This impressive and comprehensive report was produced in 2016 by ReFED: Rethinking Food Waste, a collaboration of over 30 business, nonprofit, foundation, and government leaders committed to reducing food waste in the United States. The report is intended as a Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste by 20 Percent in the next decade and includes […]
This is the PowerPoint presentation for the STAR Membership Meeting that took place on November 5, 2015.
This presentation was given by Risa Weinberger, from Texas Compost Council, during the Texas Compost Council Summit and Training in October 2015. Topics covered include: Big 4 issues of composting What causes odor and what to do about it Spill prevention control