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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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Leverage the 6Es

Leverage the 6Es

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.

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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 recycling plans and models, commodities markets, customer service, new technologies and more.

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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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