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As demand for recyclables plummets abroad, Texas lawmakers back plan to boost market at home

A bill designed to encourage Texas manufacturers to use more recyclable materials won final approval Monday. It comes as China and India have implemented policies restricting the import of plastics and other materials.

A Greenstar Recycling Center employee removes plastic bags from a sort line in Garland, Texas.

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Environment Ed Thompson Greg Abbott Judith Zaffirini Texas House of Representatives