Waste Not, Want Not

Pollution Prevention program aims to stop waste before it starts   Waste not, want not. As with most proverbs, the source of this little nugget is unknown, but regardless of its author, the maxim captures the intent of TCEQ’s Pollution Prevention program, aka P2. P2 came into being following legislation enacted by Texas lawmakers more … Continue reading Waste Not, Want Not

TCEQ forms Engineering Group

TCEQ Engineering Group provides training to maintain an edge during pandemic by Victoria Cann   As part of National Engineers Week, we wanted to highlight what TCEQ engineers are doing to continue to be the best engineers they can. Agency engineers formed the TCEQ Engineering Group to assist up and coming engineers, and maintain a … Continue reading TCEQ forms Engineering Group

Rachel Hering’s career comes full circle: From Mickey Leland Intern to Texas Environmental Excellence Award winner

Rachel Hering was a part of TCEQ’s Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program in 2001 and 2002 in the Small Business & Environmental Assistance division. Since then, her career has been all about recycling—from being chairman of TCEQ’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee to being the executive director of Keep Texas Recycling, the winner of the 2020 … Continue reading Rachel Hering’s career comes full circle: From Mickey Leland Intern to Texas Environmental Excellence Award winner

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