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EPA Announces Grant Opportunity for Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance

EPA Announces Grant Opportunity for Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking grant applications from states and federally-recognized tribes to promote pollution prevention (P2) in businesses across the country.

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Why Recycling is Broken & How We Can Fix It

Why Recycling is Broken & How We Can Fix It

In PBS’ Recycling Is Broken. Here’s How We Can Fix It, Joe Hanson of the blog It’s Okay to be Smart, looks at what’s wrong with how we approach recycling and how we can fix it.

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SWANA Mid-Atlantic Chapter – 2020 Scholarships

SWANA Mid-Atlantic Chapter – 2020 Scholarships

The SWANA Mid-Atlantic Chapter is accepting applications for the 2020 Scholarship program through May 1, 2020.

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MRN Awards $500 Scholarship at 2019 MDE Sculpture Contest

MRN Awards $500 Scholarship at 2019 MDE Sculpture Contest

At MDE’s 18th annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest on November 21, MRN board members presented a $500 prize and three-year free membership to Amber George of Leonardtown for her sculpture "Plastic Reef."

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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 requiring the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to study, review, explore, identify, and make recommendations regarding specified matters related to the diversion of yard waste, food residuals, and other organic materials from refuse disposal facilities; and to evaluate the status of infrastructure in the State.

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