Recycling

Problems:

coming soon…

Solutions:

  • Do a pilot program giving local Houston breweries a temporary tax abatement if they reuse bottles
  • Do a feasibility study allowing residents to use reverse vending machines to use plastic bottles and aluminum cans to pay for public transportation (Istanbul, Beijing, Sydney)

 

Think Progress – Burning Trash To Create Energy: The Complicated Journey To Zero Waste

Fast Coexist – 4 Cities That Are Getting Rid Of All Of Their Garbage

City of Houston – One Bin for All

This Is How You Make a Trash-Free City

The Swedish recycling revolution

New York Times – Dallas Looks at How to Produce Less Trash

Which Countries Are Best at Recycling?

Economist – Recycling in America – In the bin

Countries with the Highest Recycling Rate

Green Peace – Where does e-waste end up?

Forbes – Which Country Is On Top Of The World’s Electronic Waste Mountain? [Infographic]

US News – E-Waste in Developing Countries Endangers Environment, Locals

Austin Chronicle – Significant Dates in Austin Zero Waste History

City of Dallas – Sanitation Services working toward “Zero Waste” by 2040

State of Maryland – Zero Waste Plan

Missoula City Council initiates work on ‘zero-waste’ plan

ILSR – Condo in the Scarborough district of Toronto gets serious about recycling

Yes Magazine – Where Does All the Trash from Dollywood Go? To One of the World’s Best Composting Facilities

City Lab – How Beirut’s Garbage Crisis Led to More Recycling

City Lab – Philadelphia Goes All In on Garbage Disposals

City Lab – Stockholm’s Ingenious Plan to Recycle Yard Waste

Dallas News – Dallas recycling stuck at only half its goal for ‘zero waste’

Huffington Post – 99 Per Cent Of Sweden’s Garbage Is Now Recycled (VIDEO)

Huffington Post – Miami-Dade County Bans Styrofoam From Parks, Beaches

Mother Jones – What the Heck Is Up With California’s Recycling Program?

Mother Jones – San Francisco Just Passed the Nation’s Toughest Ban on Styrofoam

Next City – Portland Promotes Deconstruction Over Demolition

Al Jazeera – Dirty power: Sweden wants your garbage for energy

Fast Company – In Japan’s Zero-Waste Town, Recycling Requires Zen-Like Patience

This city proves how feasible a zero-landfill model is

City Scape Winery tackles Greenville’s glass recycling issue one bottle at a time

Chou Hall set to become first zero-waste business school building

Beijing introduces recycling banks that pay subway credits for bottles

Istanbul Vending Machines Offer Subway Credit for Recycled Bottles and Cans