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MRN director offers testimony at MD workgroup on waste reduction and recycling

MRN director offers testimony at MD workgroup on waste reduction and recycling

On August 20, 2020, Maryland Recycling Network director Phil Bresee offered testimony on behalf of MRN on the state of recycling and waste reduction to the Maryland House of Delegates Environment and Transportation Committee Workgroup on Waste Reduction and Recycling.

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MRN pledges support to the Government Recycling Demand Champion Program

MRN pledges support to the Government Recycling Demand Champion Program

We are pleased to announce that we have pledged our support to the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)’s Government Recycling Demand Champion Program as a State Recycling Organization Advocate. The program, a companion to the...

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Glass Recycling Coalition Seeks Input for Third Annual Survey

Glass Recycling Coalition Seeks Input for Third Annual Survey

The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) is calling on haulers, material recovery facilities (MRFs), community program managers, glass processors, and manufacturers to weigh in on glass recovery efforts before the September 1 deadline. The annual survey collects aggregate...

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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...

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COVID-19 Check-in with Allegany and Baltimore Counties (Recap)

COVID-19 Check-in with Allegany and Baltimore Counties (Recap)

On Monday, June 8, we gathered for our third virtual town hall. Joining us were Siera Wigfield, Recycling Coordinator for Allegany County and Charlie Reighart, Recycling and Waste Prevention Manager for Baltimore County who shared their experiences operating in the...

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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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