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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."
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?”
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.
In the fall of 2017, consulting firm Eunomia Inc., along with the Italian Composting Association and bag manufacturer Novamont, and in collaboration with StuyTown, carried out a 12-week pilot program to investigate the best options for increasing residents’ engagement with the food scraps program by leveraging the 6Es.
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 recycling plans and models, commodities markets, customer service, new technologies and more.
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...
Federal Court Strikes Down Baltimore City Air Quality Ordinance
A Recycling Company Just Discovered 36,000 N95 Masks in a Dumpster
Baltimore, MD Launches Plan to Get to ‘Zero Waste,’ Starting with Closure of City Trash Incinerator
MDE – Ben’s Blog: A Green 2019 in Review
County bolsters glass recycling – by pulling it from curbside
Amid pandemic, MRFs face new worker safety challenges
U.S. Department of Labor Publishes New OSHA Poster Aimed At Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus
COVID-19 Legislation: Obligations and Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Employers
Path to Goal Zero Blog: COVID-19 Could Be the Trigger to Mitigate Waste
Virus leads to program changes across North America
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