Education & Events

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Upcoming MRN Events

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Upcoming Events

February 2020

Leverage the Loop!

February 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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. In 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…

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June 2020

2020 MRN/SWANA-MidAtlantic Annual Conference

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

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.

Workshops: 

NRC/KAB Recycling Market Development Workshop – February 11, 2020, Memphis, TN: Co-sponsored with US EPA, this workshop runs in advance of the KAB Feb 12-14 conference. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn, engage, network and be inspired by innovations in recycling and new developments in the recycling economy.

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.

Markets Madness

Rock, paper, scissors…oil, plastic, gas…aluminum, iron, glass… What’s up? What’s down? Where’s it going? How might it affect your operation?

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Anaerobic Digestion: Not a Black Box Technology Option

In this webinar, Lori Scozzafava, Vice President, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB), demystifies anaerobic digestion technology and discuss the factors that may make it a successful component in an integrated solid waste management system.

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Maryland Recycling Act Overview

Dave Mrgich walks us through highlights of the Maryland Recycling Act from inception to the present. He will cover major provisions of the act, amendments & complimentary legislation (e.g. Electronics Recycling Program, 2013 Composting Bill, etc.), regulations, key metrics and results to date.

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MRN Member Feature: Leanna Houser

In this webinar, MRN member Leana Houser, recycling services manager, Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus, takes us on a virtual tour of the campus recycling program.

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If there’s a topic or speaker you’d like to see in one of our webinars, please click here to let us know.