Education & Events

For upcoming events, conferences, and webinars – check out the latest news below.

Upcoming MRN Events

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Past Events

September 2019

Leveraging the “6Es”

September 18, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0
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October 2019

Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program

October 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0
It’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program! Free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network The 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… Find out more »

February 2020

Leverage the Loop!

February 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
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March 2020

Coping with COVID-19 – Virtual Town Hall

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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April 2020

COVID-19 Check-In: Recyclers’ Virtual Town Hall #2

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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May 2020

MRN Markets Update (Webinar)

May 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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June 2020

MRN Covid Check-In #4

June 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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July 2020

MRN Member Feature: Daryl Braithwaite, Public Works Director – City of Takoma Park

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
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October 2020

MRN Buy Recycled Webinar

October 13 @ 1:00 pm EDT
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November 2020

Member Feature: Maria Myers, Recycling Manager at Carroll County MD DPW

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
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Conferences: 

National Zero Waste Virtual Conference – December 1-3, 2020: The National Zero Waste Virtual Conference is a three-day educational and networking event organized by the National Recycling Coalition. Plan on joining us to hear from local, national and international experts on the latest updates and best practices to get to Zero Waste.

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.

Member Feature: Carroll County Recycling Manager Maria Myers

Member Feature: Carroll County Recycling Manager Maria Myers

On November 18, we sat down virtually with MRN member Maria Myers, Recycling Manager at Carroll County Maryland Department of Public Works to talk about the County’s recycling program including the ups (increasing the recycling participation in the County while...

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The benefits of buying recycled materials (webinar recap)

The benefits of buying recycled materials (webinar recap)

On October 13, Richard Keller of the Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management, Recycling Division shared the significant benefits of buying recycled products and offered tips on how to get started on a “buy recycled” program in your agency. One takeaway was...

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MRN Member Feature Webinar: Takoma Park MD

MRN Member Feature Webinar: Takoma Park MD

The Berkeley of the East and Waste Wizard MRN Member Daryl Braithwaite, Public Works Director for the City of Takoma Park, takes us on a tour of the city's waste management and recycling system. Known as the “The Berkeley of the East,” Takoma Park brings one of our...

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MRN Markets Update – May 29, 2020

MRN Markets Update – May 29, 2020

What does the future hold for national and local market conditions and trends in the age of COVID? On May 29, 2020, Melissa Filiaggi, MRN President, and Manager, Recycling for the Maryland Environmental Service along with Joe Pickard, Chief Economist and Director of...

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COVID-19 Check-In: Recyclers’ Virtual Town Hall #2 Recap

COVID-19 Check-In: Recyclers’ Virtual Town Hall #2 Recap

On April 21, we gathered virtually for the second of our Recycler’s Town Halls to chat about how we continue to cope with the pandemic. We were joined by Michelle Blair, Recycling Coordinator for the City of Laurel, and Tony Drury, Operations Supervisor/Recycling...

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Coping with COVID-19 – Virtual Town Hall

Coping with COVID-19 – Virtual Town Hall

The current COVID-19 crisis has affected the recycling and solid waste industry in unique ways. While some employees may have the option of working from home, many solid waste employees don’t. After all, it’s difficult to work from home when your job requires the...

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Leverage the Loop!

Leverage the Loop!

On Tuesday, February 11, we listened in as Benjamin Weir, Business Development Manager at TerraCycle, shared how Loop delivers a fundamental change in product ownership and brings entirely new thinking to packaging design. Durability enables reusability, elevated design & new features.

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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

In the fall of 2017, consulting firm Eunomia Inc., along with the Italian Composting Association and bag manufacturer Novamont, and in collaboration with StuyTown, carried out a 12-week pilot program to investigate the best options for increasing residents’ engagement with the food scraps program by leveraging the 6Es.

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