Join us for two in-depth sessions over the RMDP at Summit 2021!
The Recycling Market Development Plan
The RMDP provides tools and mechanisms that can be utilized by state and local governments to address identified barriers, opportunities and infrastructure needs to increase the overall recycling rate. This includes both material specific and cross-material strategies for market development.
This Study was required by Senate Bill 649 of the 86th Legislature.
About the Study
The TCEQ hired Burns & McDonnell to conduct a study on the promotion of using recyclable materials as feedstock in processing and manufacturing; produce a Recycling Materials Development Plan (RMDP) and educational suggestions and materials; and other activities that meet the requirements included in Senate Bill 649.
The overall impact of recycling MSW on the Texas economy exceeded $4.8 billion in 2019. This puts the recycling industry on par with both the petroleum and furniture industries in Texas.
The above information is available from the Texas Commission on Environmantal Quality at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/recycle/recyclable-materials-feedstock-study.