November 15 was National Recycling Day – you may recall it as the day that Houston announced a program to bring recycling to apartments – and on that day the BlueGreen Alliance put out a report on growing the recycling economy in the US. Looking at the report, I’d say Houston has taken a number of steps forward, but there are still areas of improvement beyond just expanding curbside recycling to more households. I have no idea what we do with construction and demolition debris, for instance, and there’s a lot more than can be done with compostible waste. The report has a number of case studies, so we can see what some other cities are doing. Check it out.