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Upcoming MRN Events

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June 2020

2020 MRN/SWANA-MidAtlantic Annual Conference

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT

Mark you calendars for the 2020 MRN/SWANA-MA Conference which will be held at the BWI Marriott on Thursday, June 11. The conference offers: Technical 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. Exhibits 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…

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Webinars: 

EPA Webinar: Facts and Figures 2017—Assessing Trends in Materials Generation, Recycling, Composting, Combustion with Energy Recovery and Landfilling in the United States – February 20, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET: This webinar presents the latest information about trends in U.S. materials generation, recycling, composting, combustion with energy recovery and landfilling as described in EPA’s recently released Advancing Sustainable Materials Management (SMM): Facts and Figures 2017 report.

EPA’s national P2 Program Webinar #1 – Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT: This webinar will review information about the P2 Grant program and the application process to help potential applicants submit a high-quality application to EPA for consideration. Time will be provided on the webinar for questions and answers.

EPA’s national P2 Program Webinar #2 – Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT: The second webinar in the P2 Grant program will review and answer questions on the NEAs for this grant competition cycle.

NERC’s Webinar, Rethinking Recycling (free) – March 19 at 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET:  David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to discuss many facets of recycling.

Workshops: 

Increasing the Use of Recycled Content in Infrastructure Projects Workshop – April 15, 2020, Concord, NH: The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA), in partnership with NRRA, MRRA, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Transportation, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and Department of Transportation, and the New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center, are offering a one-day workshop about using recycled content in road and infrastructure projects.

Conferences: 

Keep America Beautiful 2020 National Conference – February 12-14, 2020, Memphis, TN: KAB’s National Conference is the premier annual educational, training and networking forum presented for the benefit of our National Affiliate Network, partners and sponsor organizations.

The International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management – March 22-25, 2020, Annapolis, MD: ICSW is the major international solid waste meeting in the US, attracting participants from 40 countries.

The Science of PFAS: Public Health & the Environment – March 31, 2020, Framingham, MA – The Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) has partnered with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), and others to organize a regional science conference on PFAS.

Other: 

32nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup – Saturday, April 18: Volunteer by picking up trash. Choose from hundreds of events in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. Lead a cleanup at your own site. Register online and invite friends, family, and co-workers.

Past Events

Click here for a recap of our 2019 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2018 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2017 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2016 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2015 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2014 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2013 Annual Conference

Click here to view a recap from Harvey Gershman’s October 2013 presentation “Costs: More or Less”

MRN Webinars

Missed a past webinar? Wish you could have been there? No problem! Check out these recordings and pdf’s of the slides.

Leverage the Loop!

Leverage the Loop!

Loop is a global circular shopping platform that enables consumer product companies and retailers to shift from a disposable supply chain to a durable one. On Tuesday, February 11, we listened in as Benjamin Weir, Business Development Manager at TerraCycle, shared how...

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Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program

Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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Leverage the 6Es

Leverage the 6Es

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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EPA Food Recovery Challenge

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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HOTEL|KITCHEN Baltimore Expansion Project

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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Recycling Rate of the Future

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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Responsible Appliance Disposal

Sally Hamlin, the EPA RAD Program Manager, explains the concerns over appliance disposal today and how RAD partners help by implementing best practices.

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Carton Opportunities

The Carton Council has assisted numerous communities and schools with adding cartons to recycling programs with the benefit of increasing recycling while teaching the next generation of recyclers.

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Mom’s Organic Market: A Recycling Powerhouse

In this webinar, Ali DySard, Mom’s Environmental & Partnership Manager shares the journey Mom’s has taken to become a recycling powerhouse in the Mid-Atlantic, setting a high bar for all area retailers.

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