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What Environmentalists Are Hoping For In A New City Recycling Contract

The City of Houston’s recycling contract ends in 2018. Some environmentalists are hoping for some specific things to be a part of the next one.

Workers separate materials for recycling.

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. 

Joshua Zinn spoke 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.

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