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MRN Awards $500 Scholarship at 2019 MDE Sculpture Contest

MRN Awards $500 Scholarship at 2019 MDE Sculpture Contest

Amber George (4th from the left) wins for “Plastic Reef.” Also pictured left to right are Jeanette Garcia Polasky, Rashida White, MRN president Melissa Filiaggi, Phil Bresee, and Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles. At MDE’s 18th annual Rethink Recycling...

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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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Maryland House Bill 171 – Organic Materials Diversion and Infrastructure – Final Report

Maryland House Bill 171 – Organic Materials Diversion and Infrastructure – Final Report

On May 4, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan signed House Bill 171 (“bill”) entitled Yard Waste, Food Residuals, and Other Organic Materials Diversion and Infrastructure – Study, Chapter 384, Acts of 2017.  The bill became effective July 1, 2017 and required the...

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Leverage the 6Es

Leverage the 6Es

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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Over 150 SWM & Recycling Pros Gather for a Day of Learning & Networking

Over 150 SWM & Recycling Pros Gather for a Day of Learning & Networking

Over 150 solid waste management and recycling professionals convened on Tuesday, June 11 at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights, MD to learn about and discuss the hottest topics in the industry including the effect of a changing climate on waste management and...

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NOAA Marine Debris Program announces FY 2020 “Marine Debris Removal” federal funding opportunity

NOAA Marine Debris Program announces FY 2020 “Marine Debris Removal” federal funding opportunity

Deadline is September 4, 2019. Projects awarded through the removal grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources, with priority consideration for efforts targeting derelict fishing gear and other...

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