Texas Bottle Bill


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 Texas Bottle Bill In The News

Austinites required to recycle, but not bars test — FOX 7 Reporter Daniel Armbruster offers a look at recycling potential among Austin's bars. (KTBC-tv, April 12, 2013)

It's time for a Texas bottle bill, But crusade meets with little enthusiasm in Austin — Columnist Lisa Falkenberg takes a frank look at the issues. (FOX 7 ZHouston Chronicle, May 22, 2013

Drink Up: New Bill Would Give You Cash Back For Empties — HB 1473 introduced by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, calls for cash incentives to encourage recycling beverage containers. State Senator Rodney Ellis introduced the same bill into the senate. (StateImpact Texas, Feb 22, 2013)

Burchett Students Awarded Check for Recycling 24,000 Containers — Spring SISD students demonstrated "recycling pays" thanks to their work and a generous support of the Texas Bottle Bill team.  (Spring ISD News, Jan 29, 2013)

Port Arthur signs petition for bottle bill Port Arthur has become part of a petition for the Texas Legislature that would mean less trash and more cash.  (The Port Arthur News, Dec 12, 2012)

Seabrook Rotary Visited By Texas Bottle Bill Advocate  —  Texas Bottle Bill stopped by Seabrook Rotary Club to talk about this important initiative being re-introduced in the Texas Legislature. (Bay Area Observer, Oct 25, 2012)

We are Making News  —  In the recent trip through northeast Texas, the Texas BottleMobile garnered attention from many news organizations. A sample can be see at: Sabine County Reporter, Shelby County Today, the Toledo Chronicle.

Shelby County Supports the Texas Bottle Bill  —  Shelby County adopted a resolution authorizing support for passage of State Legislation establishing refundable deposits. (Shelby County Today, Aug 14, 2012)

Junking up our highways    Plastics, metal and glass make up nearly 30% of the roadside litter. (USA Today Jun 2012)

Texas Bottle Bill Needed  —  Sustainable living writer finds large number of bottles and cans near Jonah, Texas. (Living Lightly in Williamson County, Dec 10, 2011)

Houston gets unsightly surprise with rain  —  In this KHOU story, they examine the impact litter has on local waterways. (KHOU Oct 10, 2011)

Bottled Up: Texas needs a bottle-deposit law  —  Texas needs a bottle-deposit law. But the legislation's stuck in committee. (HOUSTON CHRONICLE Editorial, April 22, 2011)

Bottle bill would help reduce trash in Texas  —  In this KHOU story, the issue of a Texas "Bottle bill" gets a thorough review. (KHOU Feb 22, 2010)

Industry Related News

Pope urges action on protecting planet — Pope Francis demands swift action to save the planet from environmental ruin. (Reuters, June 18, 2015)

Video clip - Michigan Gets it! - Incentives plus convenience, mean success in recycling. Michigan gets this, and that’s why they have developed one of the smartest systems in the world. See their story! (Keep Michigan First VIMEO July 24, 2014)

Audio clip - The Directors of "Redemption" discuss their documentary (The Leonard Lopate Show Feb 8, 2013)

Video clip - Teenage scientist converts plastic bottles into biofuel — A 17-year-old scientist has figured out how to convert plastic bottles into biofuel. See the story! (CNN YouTube Sep 12, 2012)

 Advocates Revive Bottle Deposit Push In Florida (Polk Outdoors.com Aug 2012)

This Sculpture Is a Piece of Garbage -- Intentionally  —  In honor of Earth Day Houston, Air Alliance commissioned a sculpture that represents bottle pollution in our waterways. The result is called NOMO the Eco-Fish; and it’s made entirely of garbage. (HoustonPress.com, Apr 6, 2012)

Everstrand Bottle to Carpet Story  —  Mohawk keeps tons of barely used, superior grade plastic bottles out of landfills by recycling more than three billion each year into EverStrand carpet. (Mowhawk, Mar 6, 2012)

Nestlé short-sighted about bottle deposits  —  Nestlé perspective on the recently released “Returning to Work: Understanding the Domestic Jobs Impacts from Different Methods of Recycling Beverage Containers” shows their stripes. (Plastic News.com Jan 20, 2012)

Visions for a Greener Houston  —  Citizens' Environmental Coalition host "Visions for a Greener Houston" at the United Way Community Resource Center on February 9th. (CES.com Jan 20, 2012)

Company Has Many Uses For Recycled Glass  —  This EcoWatch report follows the trail of recycled glass bottles and reveals the final product. (CBS Jan 14, 2012)

Update from SupportTheBan.org   Whether you are "for" or "against" this ban, it is easy to imagine how much a Texas Bottle Bill would do to mitigate the situation. (Oct 2011)

Texas Recycling depicted in Flash Mob video  —  Theater goers in Texas are reminded by a "flash mob" that recycling opportunities exist everywhere. (August 2011)

Comal River underwater survey   In this unique perspective, divers document the extent of the dilemma routinely observed in the waters near New Braunfels. (Summer 2011)

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Aftermath of Free Press Summer Festival in Houston,  June 2012
(Photo by Houston editorial photographer Nathan Lindstrom.)