The article below was created by STAR (State of Texas Alliance for Recycling)
The Texas Recycling Data Initiative (TRDI) is a study that quantifies the amount of recycling that occurred in Texas in 2013 and establishes a baseline recycling rate to measure future progress.
The study utilized a voluntary, collaborative, and confidential approach to gather data from hundreds of processors and end users of recyclable material generated in Texas, making it the first of its kind in the state.
TRDI is led by a partnership between STAR and the Lone Star Chapter of the Texas Solid Waste Association of North America (TxSWANA), who started working on this groundbreaking effort in 2011.
The results from the TRDI report are intended to give Texas policy makers the information they need to examine the economic, environmental, and policy issues of interest to Texas businesses, citizens, and governmental agencies.