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Full Show: The City’s Recycling Contract, And The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The News

Houston Matters takes a closer look at issues surrounding a potential new recycling contract for the City of Houston. We examine The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn about CD of some often-forgotten folk music.


In the coming days, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston City Council are set to hear proposals from recycling companies that could form a new recycling contract with the city once the current one ends in 2018.

The advocacy group Texas Campaign for the Environment has been following the process closely and is eager to see Houston take advantage of the economic incentives of recycling. On today’s Houston Matters, Joshua Zinn talks with Rosanne Barone, the Houston Program Director for TCE about the current state of recycling in Houston, the possibilities of implementing a Zero Waste Plan, and what her organization would like to see come out of a new recycling contract.

Also this hour: We discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. And we learn about a new CD of often-forgotten folk songs.

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