From this research came a knowledge base for OPPR to use in their efforts to foster linkages among industries, generators, traders, brokers, and others.(1) Such linkages are vital to creating a sustainable recycling market in which buyers and sellers can trade efficiently.
More specifically, the survey results can be used by OPPR to provide further information and assistance to the companies that use or plan to use recycled materials.
I am grateful to the OPPR at TNRCC for funding this project and to the BBR for its support.
OPPR's Lake and River Clean-Up Program collected 513 tons of debris in 1996 with 23,077 volunteers.
For Texas businesses, the OPPR offers training and technical assistance programs, including the Permanent Pollution Prevention Program (P4), Site Assistance Visit Program (SAV), and a series of pollution prevention workshops.
For Texas local governments, the OPPR offers technical assistance and incentive-based recognition programs, including CLEAN CITIES 2000 and the new Solid Waste Assistance Partnership (SWAP).