RayovACTION Road Trip for Battery Recycling

Rayovac is the only major battery manufacturer that has refused to publicly support recycling programs for single-use, "disposable" batteries. Despite thousands of letters from Texas consumers and others around the country, they have continued to tell people that batteries ought to be thrown in the trash.

Help fund our “RayovACTION Road Trip for Battery Recycling” from our offices in Houston, Austin and Dallas all the way to Madison, WI so we can prevent billions of household batteries from entering landfills and incinerators every year! Rayovac’s parent company, Spectrum Brands, is a corporate sponsor of the Clean Lakes Festival in Madison and we intend on making it clear that the company should not be lagging behind the other manufacturers on battery recycling.

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The city is forging ahead with an unprecedented single-bin combined waste collection and recycling plan. But it may want to reconsider ditching tried-and-true methods. (Atlantic Monthly)

Spectrum Brands' ties with Clean Lakes Alliance prompting festival protest
The connection between Spectrum Brands, the maker of Rayovac batteries, and the Clean Lakes Alliance is prompting a protest Saturday at one of the Clean Lakes Alliance’s biggest annual fundraisers, the Clean Lakes Festival. (Capital Times)

Liquid Waste Company Sues Environmentalists for Helping Citizens Protest Proposed Facility
Texas Campaign for the Environment (TCE) filed a response this week to a lawsuit levelled against them by a liquid waste hauler and processor. TCE helped organize community meetings and raised public interest concerning the impact of the waste processing on a sensitive waterway in Rio Hondo, Texas in 2012-2013.  (Press Release)

Dallas Will Charge Fees for Plastic Bag Use
Video: The Dallas City Council has passed a proposal ordering retailers to charge a fee for one-time use plastic bags while partially banning them from city-owned facilities. Watch the story here! (NBC News D/FW)

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)