Why "flushable" wipes aren't really flushable We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Flushable wipes are not actually flushable. “But Brian,” you’re asking, “The packaging on these disposable wipes clearly states that this product is, in fact, flushable. What’s the big deal?” Marketers of disposable wipes are selling convenience. It’s easy to assume … Continue reading Don’t Flush that!
As Hurricane Harvey made its destructive landfall on the Texas coast and then sat around dumping rain on homes and businesses, Texans pulled together to help each other out. This video is a look back at how people, including our own employees, managed to pull through one of the most significant weather events the state … Continue reading Looking back at TCEQ’s Hurricane Harvey response
Texans living and working on the Gulf Coast understand that hurricanes are part of life. Though major storms don’t pose a threat every year, residents know that the key to survival is preparedness. Many of our own colleagues here at TCEQ have intimate experience with the storms, including Corpus Christi region director Susan Clewis. As … Continue reading Remember the people: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey on preparedness and compassion
Happy Earth Day from TCEQ! Our Take Care of Texas program has curated a list of 20 ways you can help reduce waste, conserve water and energy, and keep our air and water clean. See the list here. Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that … Continue reading In time for Earth Day, here are the Texas 20
Our executive director Toby Baker had the opportunity to take part in a recent episode of the People Places Planet Podcast, the official podcast of the Environmental Law Institute. In the episode, Toby discusses the recent winter storms and their impact on Texans, COVID-19, and his own background as a boy growing up in the … Continue reading The Enforcement Angle: TCEQ’s Toby Baker