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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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
A BIG DAY FOR CLIMATE PROGRESS – MDE Bulletin 3/1/2021
Baltimore, MD Mayor Brandon M. Scott, DPW to Provide Free Recycling Carts to All City Households
Four Park Benches Installed in Ocean City, Made from Recycled Cigarette Butts
Helping Cities Cut Food Waste: Natural Resources Defense Council Tools Accelerate Municipal Efforts
EPA Names City of Chesapeake Garage WasteWise Local Government Partner of the Year
New plant-based plastic can be printed—and fully recycled
Revolutionizing the MRF: Three Methods of Positive Sorting to Benefit Any Operation
Plastic Trash Can Now Be Recycled Into Ultra-Strong Graphene
Proposed legislation [Oregon] aims to put more recycling responsibility on manufacturers
New year brings higher prices for recovered commodities
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