testified on behalf of the Montgomery County’s Aiming for Zero Waste
Task Force regarding the importance of organics recovery in reducing the
amount of materials going to disposal. Miller chaired the seven-member
Task Force which was created to develop a new solid waste plan for
Montgomery County. The Task Force made the final recommendations
in April 2020, which he shared with the committee noting that
successful organics recovery and processing requires a strong state
regulatory structure as well as a strong processing infrastructure and
solid markets for its end products. As an MRN board member, Miller noted
of the HB 589 – Solid Waste Management – Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion – Food Residuals
, and its continued support of legislation focused on expanding organics recovery and end markets in the coming session.
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About MRN Legislative Committee
The MRN Legislative Committee advocates on behalf of the Maryland
recycling community to ensure that legislative initiatives achieve their
stated goals in a cost- and time-effective manner without creating
unintended consequences that hobble our mission to promote a healthy,
sustainable environment. Each legislative session, the Committee meets
with legislators and provides comments and levels of support for
applicable bills. It is through the Committee’s excellent work that MRN
has been given a voice on these issues.
Learn more about MRN Legislative efforts here.