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2015 Conference Recap: Market Update on E-Cycling

Establishing a successful recycling program is a growing challenge in today's volatile recycling market. On Day One of the 2015 MRN/SWANA-MA Conference held June 25 and 26, three industry professionals came together to share trends and predictions on three key commodities: e-cycling, paper, and plastics. To cover e-cycling, we welcomed Jason Linnell, Executive Director of National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) who updated us on where the U.S. stands in terms of legislation and how state e-cycling programs are faring.

NRC Awards Call for Nominations

NRC Awards – Nominations Due August 21, 2015 at 5pm Eastern!

The National Recycling Coalition is accepting nominations for its 2015 Awards. Awards will be presented at the Resource Recycling Conference September 28-30, 2015 in Indianapolis. Nominations can be submitted in the following categories …

The Baltimore Water Wheel: A Solution to Ocean Plastics - Recap

The importance of capturing floating plastic at river mouths has emerged as a point of general agreement in the marine litter management community. The Baltimore Water Wheel, with its eye-catching design and ability to capture 50,000 lbs. (22,000 kg) of trash every day, is perhaps the best-known example of such a capture system in action.

Winning videos get recycling message across in unique & fun ways

Keep America Beautiful and The Ad Council announced the winners of the “I Want to Be Recycled” Video Contest. The contest, part of the “I Want To Be Recycled” PSA Campaign launched in 2013, challenged participants to create videos demonstrating the many ways that we can recycle in our homes and our businesses.

Maryland Zero Waste Plan featured in two discussions at June Conference.

Before he left office, former Governor Martin O’Malley issued an executive order calling for implementation of his Zero Waste plan to reduce, reuse and recycle nearly all waste generated in Maryland by 2040, with recycling and waste diversion goals of 80% and 85% respectively.