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Jose Carrillo (JOCARRIL@tnrcc.state.tx.us)
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 10:45:22 -0600


System Designed to Provide Information to Texas Recyclers


The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) announces its =
Recycling Markets Information System (RMIS) Web site, and encourages =
review, comments, and recommendations for continued improvements. RMIS is =
an online interactive system for mapping data on recycling in Texas. RMIS =
allows buyers, sellers, and researchers to display recycling data they =
select on a map and/or in tabular form. The System can be accessed at =

RMIS is designed to:
* Locate markets--more than 900 collectors, processors, brokers, and =
end users for more than 800 recyclable materials
* Locate sources--more than 250 Texas city and county recycling =
programs with the materials they collect
* Identify areas of the state that have the potential for developing =
new markets or sources of supply.
* Display potential sources of recyclable materials, like manufacturi=
ng, public wastewater, and commercial animal feeding operations (CAFO) =

Who can benefit from RMIS?
Sellers of recovered materials can use RMIS to find processors, brokers, =
and end users who buy that material and are located in or buy from their =
region of the state. Sellers can get the company, contact name, address, =
and telephone number for each buyer and can locate that buyer on a map.

Buyers of recovered materials can use RMIS to locate collection programs =
and companies that collect that material by city, county, or region.

Market researchers can use RMIS to find potential sources of a material by =
looking at manufacturer and population data for specific geographic areas.

RMIS was developed with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection =
Agency Region 6 through its Jobs Through Recycling Grant Program. The =
Southwest Texas State University Department of Geography and Planning =
developed the Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) to display =
information from the TNRCC and other Texas agencies.

Please comment by sending your observations and recommendations to =