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2017 Conference Re-Cap

Maryland recycling and solid waste management professionals convened on Monday. June 12 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 success metrics, regulatory vs. free market solutions, efficacy of social media as a driver of consumer behavior and more.

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A variety of exhibitors also displayed 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 2017 Recycling Award Winners

Earl Johnson, Jesse Ballard, III and Jerry Diggs accept the Outstanding Small Government Program Award from MRN Board Chair, Bob Stumpff.

Max Glikman accepts the Best Market Development Program Award on behalf of Mid-Atlantic Clothing Recycling.

Mike Humphreys accepts the Extraordinary Achievement Award on behalf of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is joined by Samantha Janney (Advant-EDGE Solutions).

Mark Gutberlett and Melissa Smith accepts the Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award on behalf of the EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC.

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