San Francisco’s recycling program, which leads the nation in reducing a city’s waste stream, is a model for other cities — or should be. In Houston, they’re going in the opposite direction, recycling “only a tiny fraction of its waste.”
San Francisco to the rescue: the Progressive Reading Series, which raises money every month for liberal candidates and causes, has offered a donation to help Houston pay for more recycling bins. At first they encountered resistance, but hours after the local alt-weekly Houston Press posted about the snafu, a manager in Houston’s recycling program contacted the San Franciscans to see what could be done.
That may be all that happens today, as the Gulf Coast port has its hands full with an approaching hurricane.