In 2019, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 649, which requires the development of a Recycling Market Development Plan to examine the current recycling economy in Texas, discover opportunities for growth, and draft a proposal for action. The bill also includes the creation of a comprehensive educational campaign to cover the economics of recycling in Texas, highlight businesses that are involved in recycling in Texas, and to reduce contamination. The Recycling Market Development Plan will build upon the efforts of prior recycling studies in Texas, including the Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling (SEIR), released in July 2017, which provided quantitative data about the Texas recycling industry’s input in the Texas economy.
Download the STAR RMDP One Page Overview (shown above)
Read the highly-anticipated
On Nov 11, 2021 the STAR Board of Directors voted unanimously to send the following documents to Texas Lawmakers for consideration during the session interim:
STAR TX RMDP One Page Overview
STAR - Letter of Transmittal - Interim Charge
STAR Proposed Senate Interim ChargesSTAR Proposed House of Representatives Interim Charges
These documents were developed with great help from the STAR Business Council and STAR Board Policy Committee and were informed by comments from STAR membership, STAR affiliates, and other Texas recycling industry stakeholders.