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MDE’s “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest goes virtual

MDE’s “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest goes virtual

Every year, in conjunction with America Recycles Day, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) hosts a sculpture contest for high school students challenging them to create works of art using recycled and reusable materials as a solution to waste reduction....

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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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Richard Keller and Chaz Miller testify at Workgroup on Waste Reduction and Recycling

Richard Keller and Chaz Miller testify at Workgroup on Waste Reduction and Recycling

On October 8, 2020, Richard Keller and Chaz Miller testified at the House Environment Committee Workgroup on Waste Reduction and Recycling. The workgroup heard from industry experts in the plastics and recycling industries as well as organics and composting. Keller...

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Three MRN members awarded the 2020 Sustainable Maryland Certification.

Three MRN members awarded the 2020 Sustainable Maryland Certification.

Sustainable Maryland recently announced the 2020 Sustainable Maryland Certified Awards for municipalities and MRN is proud to say that three of our members, Town of Berwyn Heights, The City of Greenbelt, and City of Takoma Park, were honored for their commitment to...

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MRN BOD members Chaz Miller and Richard Keller honored by National Recycling Coalition

MRN BOD members Chaz Miller and Richard Keller honored by National Recycling Coalition

MRN is pleased to announce that MRN Board Members Chaz Miller and Richard Keller were both honored by The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) for Lifetime Achievement in Recycling. Miller and Keller were honored for their commitment and leadership in the recycling...

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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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