When we think about recycling, we often think of paper, aluminum, and plastic. However, we should also consider electronics as part of our recycling mentality. As the newest versions of smartphones, televisions, and computers are released each year, the amount of electronic waste is increasing at a rapid rate. With this increasing waste stream come...
On May 27th, the Texas Legislature's 86th session concluded. Out of the 8,753 bills filed for the session, 1429 were passed, a few of these of interest to KTB affiliates. These include allocations of funds to parks in the state budget and a bill concerning the recycling industry. One interesting bill passed this session was Senate Bill 64...
It's officially America Recycles Day (ARD)! If you don't know what ARD is, I wrote a blog a few years ago about the nationally celebrated holiday that focuses all on recycling and how it actually has its roots in Texas. Now, Keep America Beautiful administers the program and provides numerous resources and content for groups all across the country&...
The mission of Keep Odessa Beautiful is to empower Odessans to recycle, prevent litter, and beautify our community. Our goal is to educate on the importance of proper waste disposal, waste reduction, and the conservation of our natural resources by encouraging our citizens to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.We promote and coordinate litter preventi...
Have you ever heard the phrase, "one bad apple spoils the bunch?" The same is true for recycling, where one non-recyclable item can spoil an entire batch of otherwise good materials. A single, wrong item in the recycling bin represents a global problem that's preventing thousands of tons of recyclables from ever seeing a second life. Don't let this...
Earth Day 2018 is on Sunday April 22nd this year! Here at KTB, we've been celebrating all week long and even asked our social media followers to join us in pledging to #KeepTXBeautiful. Earth Day and the entire month of April is dedicated to Mother Earth and keeping her clean and pollution free. We offer a number of ways to ge...
Sunday, March 20, 2018 marked the first Global Recycling Day, which was celebrated across the world, with communities holding events and educating residents on why it's important to not only recycle – but to recycle properly. GRD brings to light several crucial industry conversations occurring lately on contamination (i.e. having things that ...
March 20 marks the first official day of spring! Along with the beautiful weather, comes the age old tradition of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning can apply to many aspects of your life and serves as a great excuse to get motivated and organized. Here at KTB, spring is also when most of our community cleanups are held. We off...
This past month, the City of Austin's Office of Sustainability recognized Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) as a Gold level Green Business Leader for our efforts in keeping our office green and sustainable. This is a special acknowledgement for us because it illustrates that our vision of making Texas the cleanest, most beautiful ...