What could be innovative about a company that designs its products for the dump? According to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), battery maker Rayovac deserves praise despite its public resistance to recycling and waste reduction. As thousands of tech-lovers arrive in Las Vegas to check out the hottest new gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show, recycling advocates wonder about how tech gurus define innovation – and award innovative companies – amid public health concerns.
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Leaking landfills fuel contamination concerns across state
Video: A report by the Texas Campaign for the Environment says 40 percent of the nearly 200 active landfills in Texas are leaking toxins, and one of Lubbock's two landfills is on the list. The 2013 report uses Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) data from 2012. (Fox News 34 Lubbock)
Caldwell County residents hope to use landfill ban to stop proposed facility
Citizens fighting a proposed dump start their efforts off with a big victory when their county commissioners pass an ordinance which aims to ban such facilities from Caldwell County. (Austin American-Statesman)
Dallas OKs gas drilling rules that are among nation’s tightest
Video: The long and winding road of gas drilling in Dallas has reached its end. The city council voted on a new ordinance on gas drilling Wednesday. (CBS 11 News D/FW)
America Recycles Day: Keeping Texas Beautiful
Audio: This is America Recycles Day and, while there is much still to do to keep more trash out of landfills, there has been a major shift in thinking over the past couple of decades. However, the United States produces more than 250 million tons of trash a year, and only about one-third is currently recycled. (Public News Service)
Plastic bag ban proposed for San Antonio
The single-use plastic bag, ubiquitous at grocers and convenience stores, could get sacked in San Antonio under a City Council member's proposal that will go public Tuesday.(San Antonio Express-News)