Pizza Boxes and Other Recycling Mysteries

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Investigating Pizza Boxes and Other Recycling Mysteries

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Curious about whether the pizza boxes from this week's delivery are recyclable? Maybe you’ve put items in the recycling bin without being certain that your waste hauler could accept them. You're not alone. This is a problem called recycling contamination. If you’re unsure about what you can or can’t put in the bin, don’t get discouraged. Check out these quick tips to learn the dos and don’ts of recycling and avoid contamination of the recycling stream.

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Sure-Fire Ways to Save Water Around the House

Ways to Save Water

The average family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day, with indoor water use accounting for about 70 percent of this. And, as the second most populated state in the country, Texas has a large and continually growing demand for water. However, working together, Texans can conserve billions of gallons of water each year. Check out the water conservation infographic on our Facebook page to learn key tips to saving water and then share this helpful info with your friends.

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Discover Your Lifetime Environmental Impact

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Have you ever wondered how much time you've spent sleeping, sitting in traffic, or watching football? These are interesting questions. But have you considered how much electricity and water you’ve used throughout your life? Or, how much waste you’ve generated? Take Care of Texas has a tool that can answer these important questions. Check out the Make a Difference feature on our website, enter the year you were born, and see your results. You may be surprised!

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Valentine's Day

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For a chance to win a $100 H-E-B gift card, tell us how you show your love for Texas. Comment on our Facebook post by Feb. 7 with one way that you Take Care of Texas. Get an additional entry by sharing the post. See the complete Contest Rules.

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

Put a Take Care of Texas license plate on your vehicle and show everyone on the road that you're making a difference. $22 of the $30 fee goes to help educate Texans about keeping the air and water clean, saving water and energy, and reducing waste.