recycling http://tpr.org en Bag Ban Removed From Council Agenda For More Input, Pushed To March http://tpr.org/post/bag-ban-removed-council-agenda-more-input-pushed-march <p>This week the San Antonio City Council Governance Committee was to discuss a potential single-use plastic bag ban but the item was pulled from the agenda.</p><p>In an effort to get community input on a possible plastic bag ban in San Antonio, District 7 Councilman Cris Medina last week convened a group of people from the retail industry, the city and others to talk about a ban on single-use plastic bags.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:32:51 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26866 at http://tpr.org Bag Ban Removed From Council Agenda For More Input, Pushed To March SARA General Manager Says City Not Ready For Ban On Plastic Bags - Yet http://tpr.org/post/sara-general-manager-says-city-not-ready-ban-plastic-bags-yet <p>A bag ban proposal is working its way through City Hall after District 7 Councilman Cris Medina submitted what's called a Council Consideration Request (CCR).</p><p>Medina's proposal includes a ban on single-use plastic bags in San Antonio, but included in the request is also a proposal for council meetings to go paperless and also updates to construction standards to build homes in a more energy-efficient manner.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:02:48 +0000 Ryan Loyd 22214 at http://tpr.org SARA General Manager Says City Not Ready For Ban On Plastic Bags - Yet The Source: Raising The Minimum Wage | City Considers Plastic Bag Ban http://tpr.org/post/source-raising-minimum-wage-city-considers-plastic-bag-ban <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:50:32 +0000 Paul Flahive 22199 at http://tpr.org The Source: Raising The Minimum Wage | City Considers Plastic Bag Ban Spare Parts Fills A Local Educational Need For Art Supplies http://tpr.org/post/spare-parts-fills-local-educational-need-art-supplies <p>When the legislature chopped $5 billion out of the school budgets in 2011, it had an unexpected result here in San Antonio. An organization was created called <a href="http://sparepartstudio.org/" target="_blank">Spare Parts</a>.</p><p>"It was pretty painful, the cuts in education," said Mary Elizabeth Cantu, founder of Spare Parts.</p><p>So her organization tried to provide some of what the budget no longer did, art supplies.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:53:08 +0000 Jack Morgan 21941 at http://tpr.org Spare Parts Fills A Local Educational Need For Art Supplies State Of Texas Could Start Paying You 5 Cents For Your Empties http://tpr.org/post/state-texas-could-start-paying-you-5-cents-your-empties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.ellis.senate.state.tx.us/" target="_blank">Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston</a>, said <a href="http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=83R&amp;Bill=SB645" target="_blank">SB 645</a> will add a redeemable 5 cents on every beverage bottle sold in Texas - glass, aluminum or plastic.</span> If the bill passes, Texas would join 10 other states who have such a program.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:03:20 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10081 at http://tpr.org State Of Texas Could Start Paying You 5 Cents For Your Empties The Source: West, Texas Explosion And Child Welfare In Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/source-west-texas-explosion-and-child-welfare-bexar-county <p></p><p><strong>Leading the Show:</strong></p><p>A fire burning out of control turned a fertilizer plant into a bomb in the heart of the small town of West, Texas last night.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:33:18 +0000 Paul Flahive 9834 at http://tpr.org The Source: West, Texas Explosion And Child Welfare In Bexar County CPS Gets Award as One of Texas' Most Prolific Recyclers http://tpr.org/post/cps-gets-award-one-texas-most-prolific-recyclers <p>The <a href="http://recyclingstar.org/" target="_blank">State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)</a> said CPS demonstrated a strong commitment to the environment by recycling 92 percent of its disposable materials in 2011. The alliance is honoring the utility with a leadership award for <a href="http://recyclingstar.org/summit/environmental-leadership-awards.html" target="_blank">Outstanding Construction and Demolition Programs</a>.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:29:14 +0000 Eileen Pace 868 at http://tpr.org CPS Gets Award as One of Texas' Most Prolific Recyclers