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Holiday Cooking and Reducing Waste

holiday meal table

Baking and cooking are a vital part of the upcoming season, and a great opportunity to reduce landfill waste. Fill your belly and your heart this holiday season while you Take Care of Texas with these helpful waste-reducing tips. While you're at it, download our colorful infographic, Clean Pipes Are Green Pipes (4.3MB PDF file).

Holiday Cooking

Decoding Plastic Recycling

Plastics Recycling

Recycling plastic, where services are available, is an important part of your Pledge to Take Care of Texas. Your local recycling service may or may not accept some of the seven types of plastic, which are identified by universal logos. Learn the significance of these logos with this fun, shareable infographic.

Learn the Code

Video Contest: Only Four Weeks Left!

Explain the Contest Rules with This Video

Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to enter the Take Care of Texas Video Contest for a chance to win GoPro camera equipment and scholarships up to $2,500. Each 30-second video must creatively illustrate a positive message about taking care of the Texas environment. Watch a helpful video containing tips to create a great video. The deadline for entries is December 6.

Video Contest Details

Scouts Take Care of Texas

Scouts Can Earn a Take Care of Texas Patch

Boy and Girl Scouts deserve recognition for their efforts to beautify and protect the environment, and we have a program perfect for every council and troop!  Scouts can earn a Take Care of Texas patch with some simple steps. Check if your council already participates, and contact us if you'd like your council to join.

Sign Up Your Scout!

Black Friday Electronics Recycling

elephant sculpture made form old TVs

Manufacturers and recyclers are eager to harvest the metals and other materials from your old computers, TVs, phones, and other electronics. If you plan to take advantage of Black Friday sales for holiday gift shopping, or to replace a broken or outdated electronic device, please Take Care of Texas by recycling your old electronics. Read on to learn the simple ways you can keep your used electronics out of landfills.

Recycle Electronics

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