The facility will create 500 green jobs and recycle more than 100 million pounds of agricultural plastic annually.
Austin City Council
Austin's commitment to becoming a ''zero waste'' city by 2040 came into question today, as the City Council approved adding exemptions to the plastic bag ban that takes effect in March 2013.
76% more likely to make a purchase after noticing the ''made in the USA'' claim
~ according to the Perception Research Services International (PRS) Consumer Survey.
Plastic bags are one of the most common items in everyday life. And they are at the heart of a fight raging in municipalities world-wide. Read the rest of the article on the Wall Street Journal.
This past week LA city voted to ban single-use plastic bags in grocery stores only. An EIR (Environmental Impact Report) is required before the council can move forward with the ban and will conclude in the next six months. Following the EIR, a six month transition period will be provided to assist grocery stores. This ban is likely to take affect in 2013.