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We hope these samples provide “food for thought” as you start writing your own letters and resolutions.
Your own words are best, but these lines may provide you a handy starting point.


Samples RESOLUTIONS
Click Here for Sample Resolution for COUNTY government
Click Here for Sample Resolution for CITY government
Click Here for Sample Resolution for your ORGANIZATION, CLUB, or BUSINESS

Sample lines for your LETTER TO THE EDITOR or your LEGISLATORS:

• Transferring the beverage containers from the current WASTE STREAM to a revenue generating RECYCLING STREAM will create jobs, cut trash pickup cost, and decrease beverage container litter

• Deposit legislation creates convenient collection of beverage containers.

• The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) spent $44 million on the "Don't Mess with Texas" campaign in 2009

• Every year since it started, the Texas “Adopt-a-Beach” program finds aluminum, glass, and plastic containers on their TOP TEN LIST of items they had to clean up

• A five cent financial incentive will produce a higher return rate of the beverage containers then any voluntary program

• Recycling beverage containers will reduce the need for additional water, oil, and energy in manufacturing from virgin materials

• Redemption Center Development will create jobs across Texas

• Unredeemed deposits will fund the program with handling fees, grants, AND generate revenue

• The best management of waste is prevention

• Schools and other non-profit groups will benefit from year round collection and donation of containers from the public

• ”NO DEPOSITS” means “NO RETURNS”


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Feel free to edit all the samples above to meet your particular needs.

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