Wipes can clog sewer systems, forcing crews to implement costly repairs like this one.

Don’t Flush that!

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!

TCEQ Emergency Response Coordinator Awarded Public Service Commendation Medal

As we enter National Preparedness Month, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is thankful to have Anthony Buck as its Emergency Response Coordinator. Buck was recently awarded the public service commendation medal—the fourth highest public service decoration the U.S. Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian—from the Army’s Sixth Civil Support Team for exceptional … Continue reading TCEQ Emergency Response Coordinator Awarded Public Service Commendation Medal

Don’t Trash That: TCEQ Releases Recycling Market Development Plan

This week, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality released its Recycling Market Development Plan. The plan is an analysis of the current state of recycling in Texas, including the economic impact of recycling, as well as estimates of how much recyclable material is thrown away instead of being recycled. In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature … Continue reading Don’t Trash That: TCEQ Releases Recycling Market Development Plan

Texas continues to RESTORE the Gulf Coast through land acquisition grants

While the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was a tragedy for the Gulf Coast, a silver lining—if you can even call it that—is the RESTORE Act. The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act, also known as the RESTORE Act, aims to restore and protect the natural resources, … Continue reading Texas continues to RESTORE the Gulf Coast through land acquisition grants

Dust in the Wind

Annual intrusion of Saharan dust has benefits, drawbacks If you’ve been wondering what’s behind the unusually hazy skies we’ve seen lately, just look to the east. No, not Florida – keep going – all the way across the Atlantic. The source is the Saharan Air Layer, or SAL – plumes of dust blown all the … Continue reading Dust in the Wind