Plastic to Work Initiative- Burns & McDonnell report, Texans for Clean Water engaged a third-party engineering firm to evaluate an innovative approach to address litter, create jobs, and rebuild communities by increasing the recovery and recycling of plastics in Texas. 1/2018
Port NOLA Trash Free Waters (TFW) Pilot Project - In collaboration with U.S. EPA, port tenants and community stakeholders, Port NOLA is working to address the universal issue of trash, litter and debris and to prevent it from reaching our waterways. 11/3/2015
Stemming the Tide- Ocean Conservancy's 2015 report on a way forward to eliminate ocean plastic. Ocean Conservancy worked with the McKinsey Center for Business & Environment to lead a comprehensive study, Stemming the Tide supported by Alliance members, The Coca-Cola Company, the Dow Chemical Company, the American Chemistry Council, World Wildlife Fund and the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA).
Texas Legislators' Interim Charge on Litter Study - The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs received an interim charge to "Study and make recommendations on the effects of windblown and waterborne litter. The study should include an analysis of the economic effects of litter, any necessary methods to prevent and remediate litter, and an assessment of state and local programs to reduce litter." Link to be updated as information becomes available. 10/8/2015
Data in the Heart of Texas - Resource Recycling reports a recent study indicates significant recycling opportunities exist in the Lone Star State, and the numbers have grabbed the attention of state legislators. 9/1/15
Bottled Water and Energy Fact Sheet - The growing consumption of bottled water raises questions about the product’s economic and environmental costs. Among the most significant concerns are the resources required to produce the plastic bottles and to deliver filled bottles to consumers, including both energy and water. February 2007