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2016 Conference ReCap

Over 170 solid waste management and recycling professionals convened onTuesday & Wednesday, June 21-22 at the Turf Valley Conference Center in Ellicott City, MD to learn about and discuss the hottest topics in the industry including changing waste management and recycling models, policy & regulation, commodities markets, new technologies & more. While all shared a common desire to minimize waste to landfill, opinions sometimes differed sharply on how to get there. Spirited discussions arose around the efficacy of mixed waste processing facilities, the validity of "Glass is Trash" and regulatory vs. free market solutions to organics processing.

Two dozen exhibitors also displayed a wide variety of products and services from software to hardware, equipment to consulting and everything in between. Together with the numerous networking opportunities, conference attendees walked away with several bins of new tools and ideas they can put to work. 

Click here for a full program recap including pdfs of the presenters' slide decks.

Click here to see who attended.

MRN also celebrated the accomplishments of four 2016 Recycling Award Winners

Coastal Conservation

Rick Elyar accepts the Outstanding Environmental & Community Leadership Award on behalf of the Coastal Conservation Association - Central Region Chapter from MRN Board Chair, Bob Stumpff.

Calvert Memorial Hospital

Michele Bowen (center) and Mary Cox accept the Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award on behalf of the Calvert Memorial Hospital Green team.

Asbury Solomons

Sue Hu accepts the Outstanding Environmental & Community Leadership Award on behalf of the Asbury Solomons Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Calvert County Library

Nancy Radcliffe accepts the Extraordinary Achievement Award on behalf of the Calvert County Library - Southern Branch.

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