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Exploring the Impact of EPR on Maryland’s Recycling Programs

Exploring the Impact of EPR on Maryland’s Recycling Programs

What is EPR? In brief, EPR, also known as Product Stewardship, places responsibility for end-of-life product management on producers and other companies involved in the product chain while encouraging design changes that make products more recyclable. Sounds good, but...

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MRN Legislative Action Committee Gets to Work

MRN Legislative Action Committee Gets to Work

The Maryland General Assembly is back in session for 2021 and the MRN Legislative Action Committee​, led by Chaz Miller, has already jumped into action. Rounding out the committee are Michele Blair, Phil Bresee, Melissa Filiaggi, Lisa Kardell, Richard Keller, Maria...

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MRN BOD Members Testify at Hearing on Recycling Market Development Bill

MRN BOD Members Testify at Hearing on Recycling Market Development Bill

Making Maryland “Open for Recycling Business” On January 15, 2021, MRN board members Chaz Miller and Richard Keller, Baltimore County’s Acting Recycling and Waste Prevention Manager, testified at the House Environment and Transportation Committee hearing...

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How Will You Make the Math Work in 2021?

How Will You Make the Math Work in 2021?

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...

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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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