A third of our lives are spent asleep, yet many people don’t know the full contents of their mattress. If they did, they might lose some shut-eye. As a complex product, mattresses go through many manufacturing processes that expose them to a wide array of chemicals. However, some options are Eco-friendly and made from sustainable
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Planet The incredible volume of landfill waste produced each year poses enormous challenges for the health of our planet, creating toxic environments, impacts to human health, and yet-to-be-understood long-term issues. Not to mention, they are just plain ugly. Despite decades of messaging and efforts by many to “Reduce, Reuse, and
When the Texas Legislature returns from recess for the 86th legislative session, there are several pending environmentally related bills they will be considering. Below are a few worth watching. House Bill 1874 The bill would establish a household battery recycling program. Applicable battery manufacturers would be prohibited from selling certain batteries in Texas unless they
The most recent version of Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review was released this month and we've extracted some of the important waste related findings. Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review is prepared by the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Permits Section of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy approach through which producers are given greater responsibility for the end-of-life treatment and/or disposal of post-consumer products. EPR policies result in the production of more sustainable products by promoting the integration of environmental costs associated with goods throughout their life cycles into the market price of the products.
During 2016, over 1 million mattresses we're diverted from landfills in California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. These three states lead the nation in mattress recycling because they have passed state mandated mattress recycling laws. In this edition, we're going to provide a quick review of these programs and end by asking "What About Texas?" In
According to a study financed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the overall impact of recycling municipal solid waste on the Texas economy exceeded $3.3 billion in 2015! Yes, that's billion with a 'B'. The TCEQ hired Burns & McDonnell to conduct a study on the current economic impacts of recycling materials from municipal solid waste
We are early in the process of realizing our dream and achieving the duel mission of protecting our environment while providing work for those that are challenged in finding employment in the traditional marketplace. Spring Back Colorado is an organization upon which we are modeling our initiative and which provides validation that our model
Whether you’re a resident, business, or advocate, there are many ways you can get involved in recycling efforts in Texas. Everyone’s first step to take care of Texas is to learn about ways to get involved. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best recycling resources and organizations that focus on serving
We were inspired to tackle mattress recycling in Texas by the cornucopia of organizations recycling mattresses across the United States. Several have been great allies in our mission. To show our gratitude, we want to salute and celebrate everyone recycling mattresses. Let's start with the big boys! Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) At present, the vast