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Austin's going zero waste: Prepare for the plastic bag ban with these tips

By Melissa Gaskill

Starting March 1, 2013, Austin businesses can no longer hand out single-use shopping bags. Instead, they must provide reusable bags, either plastic at least 4 mil thick with handles, paper made of ...

What to recycle and where

Never know what to recycle when faced with the big blue bin? Check out this list and help Austin move closer to its Zero Waste goal

By Melissa Gaskill

I suspect many of you have found yourselves standing in front of your blue city recycling cart, item in hand, wondering whether to toss it in or take it to the trash. Slick paper. Pizza boxes. Plas ...

bag ban

Plastic in the environment: One argument for banning plastic bags

By Melissa Gaskill

You likely have an opinion on the City of Austin’s proposed ban on some single-use plastic bags. Opponents say the ban will reduce consumer choice, make shopping less convenient and cut the s ...

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