BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Maryland Recycling Network - ECPv5.2.1.1//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Maryland Recycling Network X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Maryland Recycling Network BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:UTC BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0000 TZNAME:UTC DTSTART:20190101T000000 END:STANDARD TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20200308T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20201101T060000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20210314T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20211107T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20190415T113000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20190415T121500 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20190407T220706Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190407T220734Z UID:3328-1555327800-1555330500@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:HOTEL|KITCHEN Baltimore Expansion Project DESCRIPTION:In the US\, about 63 million tons of food are wasted each year\, with 40% coming from consumer-facing business\, including restaurants and hotels.\nIn 2017\, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel and Lodging Association partnered to identify best practices and strategies for reducing food waste at 10 pilot projects. Based on the results\, they launched HOTEL|KITCHEN\, a free toolkit\, training materials\, and resources you can find at www.hotelkitchen.org. In 2018\, WWF chose Baltimore\, Maryland as one of two US cities with dedicated HOTEL|KITCHEN expansion activities. Astrapto\, along with Plisko Sustainable Solutions\, LLC\, are managing the Baltimore project. Join us for our webinar at 11:30am on Monday\, April 15 as Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton\, ISHC\, ISSP-SA\, Founder\, Astrapo and Joan D. Plisko\, PhD\, President\, Plisko Sustainable Solutions share the details and learnings from this innovative project. \nA free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network.\nClick here to register today! URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/hotelkitchen-baltimore-expansion-project/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20190514T113000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20190514T123000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20190419T233631Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190419T233631Z UID:3367-1557833400-1557837000@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge DESCRIPTION:As part of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge\, organizations pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results. The FRC is part of EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program (SMM). Maryland firms\, Sodexo and FoodBridge were among the 2019 challenge winners. \nJoin us at 11:30am on Tuesday\, May 14 to hear EPA Sustainability Coordinator Luke Wolfgang share the parameters of this innovative program and learn how area firms are helping meet a national goal to reduce food waste to landfill by 50% by 2030. \nA free webinar from the Maryland Recycling Network. \nClick here to register today! URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/epas-food-recovery-challenge/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20190709T113000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20190709T123000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20190919T234136Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190919T234311Z UID:3917-1562671800-1562675400@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:A Cleaner World Starts With Us DESCRIPTION:Free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network \nHow2Recycle is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. \nVariation in recycling programs\, unclear labeling\, and inaccurate recyclability claims make proper recycling a challenge. The How2Recycle label was created to provide consistent and transparent on-package recycling information to consumers in North America. \n  \nClick here to register today! URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/a-cleaner-world-starts-with-us/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20190918T113000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20190918T123000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20190809T172518Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190809T173142Z UID:3795-1568806200-1568809800@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:Leveraging the "6Es" DESCRIPTION:Consulting firm Eunomia Inc.\, along with the Italian Composting Association and bag manufacturer Novamont\, in collaboration with StuyTown\, carried out a 12-week pilot program in the fall of 2017 to investigate the best options for increasing residents’ engagement with the food scraps program by leveraging the 6Es. \n \nJoin us on Wednesday\, September 18 at 11:30am for this free webinar from the Maryland Recycling Network. \nClick here to register today! URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/leveraging-the-6es/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20191015T130000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20191015T140000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20190919T222132Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190919T231402Z UID:3871-1571144400-1571148000@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program DESCRIPTION:It’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program!\nFree webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network \nThe phrases “back to basics” and “recycle light” are popping up throughout the recycling industry due to the disruption of global end markets\, even though this thinking may be at odds with community diversion goals and consumer research regarding recycling expectations. Is it really time to pull back on the reins of recycling progress when we have opportunity in the U.S. to keep moving forward? \nThe worst thing we can do is to start dropping materials or making programmatic decisions based on a constantly fluctuating market. That is akin to selling off shares because the stock price dipped a few points on a given day. We have heard the warnings and seen the detrimental outcomes of greenhouse gas emissions\, finite natural resources\, and ocean plastics. Now is the time to take back control. \nJoin us during this session to learn about real-world situations where companies and organizations have partnered with municipalities to face the recycling resistance head on through outreach and education\, in-kind support\, testing\, research\, and grants. Learn about efforts to build local circular economies through the development of domestic end markets. Arm yourself with the tools to take back your community’s recycling program and keep recycling alive. \nKey Audience Takeaways \n\nUnderstand how other municipalities have improved their recycling programs in the current climate.\nLearn about organizations offering assistance to community recycling programs.\nGather ideas on how to develop domestic end markets and build local circular economies.\n\n\n\n\n\n\nClick here to register today! URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/take-back-control-of-your-recycling-program/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200211T113000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200211T123000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20191206T183744Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200213T144137Z UID:4290-1581420600-1581424200@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:Leverage the Loop! DESCRIPTION:Loop is a global platform that enables consumer product good companies and retailers to shift from a disposable supply chain to a durable one. Join us at 11:30 am on Tuesday\, February 11 to learn how manufacturers and retailers leverage Loop to drive sales of sustainable products. \nIn this webinar\, Benjamin Weir\, Business Development Manager at TerraCycle\, will share how Loop delivers a fundamental change in product ownership and brings entirely new thinking to packaging design. Durability enables reusability\, elevated design & new features. . \nLoop Model \nClick here to register today!\nA free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network. \nClick here to join MRN and help us continue to leverage the Three Rs and build a sustainable future.\n  URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/leverage-the-loop/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200326T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200326T150000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20200320T124818Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200320T134722Z UID:5441-1585231200-1585234800@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:Coping with COVID-19 - Virtual Town Hall DESCRIPTION:Please join us at 2:00pm EDT for a virtual town hall to share our concerns and suggestions for coping with COVID-19. This will be an open discussion in which all attendees are welcome to participate\, or just listen in. \nHere are a few of the questions we’ll explore: \n\nIn general\, what are you doing differently?\nHow are you dealing with “social distance” in the field\, in your facilities\, in your office?\nWhat\, if any\, positions have you moved to “virtual” i.e. work from home?\nHow will you respond when an employee comes down with the virus?\nHave you changed any material handling procedures? If so\, how?\nHave you seen any changes in material composition or volume?\nWith the closing of all schools\, how have you dealt with employees who lack a daycare alternative for their children?\nWhat new questions are you hearing from customers? How have you responded?\nAre you experiencing any supply chain issues (esp. toilet paper… 😉)? If so\, how are you adjusting?\nHow\, if at all\, are you helping employees cope with the uncertainty in general?\n\nClick here to register today! (It’s Free!) URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/coping-with-covid-19-virtual-town-hall/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200421T123000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200421T133000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20200415T152941Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200415T153208Z UID:5517-1587472200-1587475800@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:COVID-19 Check-In: Recyclers' Virtual Town Hall #2 DESCRIPTION:Join us as Michelle Blair\, Recycling Coordinator for the City of Laurel\, and Tony Drury\, Operations Supervisor/Recycling Coordinator for the Washington County Solid Waste Department share their experiences operating in the new normal imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. They’ll discuss the impact on their operations\, markets and customers…and explore any other issues or concerns raised by members of the audience. We hope you’ll participate and share your questions and experiences as well. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Here are a few of the questions we’ll address: \n\nIn general\, what are you doing differently?\nHow are you dealing with safety in the field\, in your facilities\, in your office?\nHow will (did) you respond when an employee comes down with the virus?\nHave you changed any material handling procedures? If so\, how?\nHave you seen any changes in material composition or volume?\nHow about the markets for those materials? Up\, down\,…?\nWhat new questions are you hearing from customers? How have you responded?\nAre you experiencing any supply chain issues? If so\, how are you adjusting?\nHow\, if at all\, are you helping employees cope with the uncertainty in general?\n…and more…\n\n \n REGISTER TODAY! (It’s Free!) URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/covid-19-check-in-recyclers-virtual-town-hall-2/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200529T113000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200529T123000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20200512T210932Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200512T212430Z UID:5579-1590751800-1590755400@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:MRN Markets Update (Webinar) DESCRIPTION:Join us to hear Melissa Filiaggi\, MRN President\, and Manager\, Recycling for the Maryland Environmental Service along with Joe Pickard\, Chief Economist and Director of Commodities for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries\, Inc. share the current state of the markets for Maryland as well as likely prospects for the future. They’ll look at national and local market conditions and trends in the age of COVID\, helping you better respond to shifting prices and develop a materials management strategy that improves your ability to keep your bottom line on the positive side of the ledger. \n*A free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network. \n \n REGISTER HERE URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/mrn-markets-update-webinar/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200608T113000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200608T123000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20200512T211354Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200512T213609Z UID:5600-1591615800-1591619400@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:MRN Covid Check-In #4 DESCRIPTION:​Join us as Siera Wigfield\, Recycling Coordinator for Allegany County and Charlie Reighart\, Recycling and Waste Prevention Manager for Baltimore County share their experience operating in the new normal imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. They’ll discuss the impact on their operations\, markets and customers…and explore any other issues or concerns raised by members of the audience. We hope you’ll participate and share your questions and experience as well. \n*A free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network. \n \n REGISTER HERE URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/mrn-covid-check-in-4/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200722T103000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200722T113000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20200512T212403Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200714T195027Z UID:5607-1595413800-1595417400@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:MRN Member Feature: Daryl Braithwaite\, Public Works Director - City of Takoma Park DESCRIPTION:Join us as Daryl Braithwaite\, Public Works Director for the City of Takoma Park takes us on a tour of the city’s waste management system. She’ll deliver the inside scoop on their curbside collection program which includes trash\, recyclables\, yard waste\, food scraps and more. You’ll also hear about Takoma Park’s Waste Wizard\, an app that helps citizens check if something can be recycled curbside\, should be thrown out\, brought to Public Works\, or be safely disposed during the city’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day. \nAnd it’s a great opportunity for you to ask questions\, learn something new and share ideas! \n*A free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network. \n \n REGISTER HERE URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/mrn-member-feature-daryl-braithwaite-public-works-director-city-of-takoma-park/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20201013T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20201013T130000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20200911T182618Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200911T184525Z UID:5854-1602594000-1602594000@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:MRN Buy Recycled Webinar DESCRIPTION:Be sure to join us as Richard Keller of the Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management\, Recycling Division shares the significant benefits of buying recycled products. He’ll help us understand…  \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \nWhy buying recycled is important\nLegislation and content standards\nMaking a commitment to buy recycled\nGetting Started\nExamples of recycled products\nPrice\, Quality and Availability\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \nSpecifications\nTesting\nContracts\, Cooperative Purchasing and Closed Loop\nWaste Prevention and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing\nRecord Keeping and Evaluation\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Please invite your purchasing staff to attend this webinar. They’ll be glad you did (and you will too)! \nRichard Keller has more than 40 years of legislative\, policy and implementation experience in buy recycling programs. He has been active at the federal\, state\, local and regional levels. He has conducted more than 180 training programs on buying recycled programs. He is the author of the Buy Recycled Training Manual. More than 12\,000 copies have been distributed. Baltimore County is currently updating the manual. \n*A free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network. \n \n Register today! URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/mrn-buy-recycled-webinar/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20201118T113000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20201118T123000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20201022T142835Z LAST-MODIFIED:20201027T150856Z UID:5943-1605699000-1605702600@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:Member Feature: Maria Myers\, Recycling Manager at Carroll County MD DPW DESCRIPTION:Image: Carroll County Board of Commissioners recognized Maria Myers\, recycling manager\, and Dwight Amoss\, landfill manager\, for their efforts to reduce the county’s recycling contamination from 25% to 10% in a matter of months. (Carroll County Government) \nWhen asked what accomplishment she is most proud of in her position as recycling manager for Carroll County\, MD\, Maria Myers says increasing the recycling participation in the County while reducing the contamination rate from 26% to 10% is number one. Not bad for a predominately rural community with a dash of suburban sprawl. \nOn November 18\, join us for a FREE webinar when we talk with Maria on how she has moved the County forward through a variety of programs and incentives such as bin grant program\, expanded drop-off centers\, household hazardous waste and shredding programs\, as well as community outreach programs. Maria will also talk about the challenges the recycling program has faced due to the pandemic and how the County has handled these challenges. \nAnd it’s a great opportunity for you to ask questions\, learn something new and share ideas! \n*A free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network. \n**Our Member Feature webinar series looks into how recycling is being handled in our member organizations\, leading into a bigger group discussion about recycling throughout the state. Have a story to share? Let us know at info@marylandrecyclingnetwork.org. \n \n SIGN UP HERE URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/member-feature-maria-myers-recycling-manager-at-carroll-county-md-dpw/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20201215T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20201215T140000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20201102T194752Z LAST-MODIFIED:20201111T225220Z UID:6041-1608037200-1608040800@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:Making the Math Work in 2021: An MRN Panel Discussion DESCRIPTION:The financial impact of Covid-19 will undoubtedly be felt through 2021 as state\, county and municipal budgets feel the pinch of declining revenues. At the same time\, our citizens will continue to expect to recycle via curbside or drop-off without interruption. Given this new abnormal\, how can we make the math work for everyone?  \nWe’ve put together a group of recycling professionals who will share their ideas\, questions and concerns with each other and you. Our panelists include:   \n\nMichelle Blair – Office Manager/Recycling Coordinator\, City of Laurel \nPhil Bresee – Senior Consultant\, MSW Consultants \nTony Drury – Operations Supervisor/Recycling Coordinator\, Washington County Solid Waste Department \nMaria Myers – Recycling Manager\, Carroll County \nSiera Wigfield – Recycling Coordinator / Planner I\, Allegany County Government \n\nA free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network.   \nNot a member? Click here to join today!  \n \n SIGN UP HERE URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/making-the-math-work-in-2021-an-mrn-panel-discussion/ CATEGORIES:Webinar END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20210624T080000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20210624T180000 DTSTAMP:20201202T043334 CREATED:20191029T165509Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200724T132439Z UID:4199-1624521600-1624557600@www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org SUMMARY:2021 MRN/SWANA-MidAtlantic Annual Conference DESCRIPTION:Is it time for a reset? Have we persisted in doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? Are there viable new or old alternatives? \nJoin us Thursday\, June 24 as we ask thought leaders from throughout the industry (and ourselves) how we might do things differently…and get a better result. Check out REVISION 2021…maybe there is a more productive way to look at our options for 2021 and beyond. \nThe conference offers: \n\nTechnical sessions that bring you up-to-date on the hottest topics in the industry including changing waste management and recycling models\, policy & regulation\, commodities markets\, new technologies & more.\nExhibits displaying the latest and greatest tools & equipment to help you do your job better.  Vendors – Click here to build your brand and your business in the Maryland recycling and solid waste community. We offer a variety of SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBIT options.\nNetworking opportunities to connect with your peers – Step out of your office environment and be among those who understand what you’re faced with day in and day out.  Recharge your thinking and inspire creative approaches.  The ideas you generate could improve your program – and your career.\nSocial Events – Some of the best idea exchanges occur during business-related social events.You’re not going to want to miss what this event has in store for you!\n\nProgram Coming Soon \nP.S. Click here for a recap of our 2019 conference. \nEvent Details: Thursday\, June 24 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.BWI Marriott\, 1743 West Nursery Road\, Linthicum\, Maryland 21090 MRN Member- $185; SWANA Member- $140; Non-Member – $225 – Registration to Open Soon \nContinental Breakfast\, Lunch and Reception included with registration. \n*Hotel rooms are available at a group rate of $189 USD per night. Rate effective Wednesday\, June 23 – Thursday\, June 24.  Offer ends Wednesday\, June 2.  CLICK HERE to reserve your room. \n  \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Days To Conference\n \n \n Day(s) \n \n : \n \n \n Hour(s) \n \n : \n \n \n Minute(s) \n \n : \n \n \n Second(s) URL:https://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/event/2021-mrn-swana-midatlantic-annual-conference/ CATEGORIES:Conference END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR