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“Bottle Bill” Dies in Committee…But Lives On in Budget?...Not!

UPDATE: The language proposed below failed to make it into the final version of the budget.

Though defeated in committee hearings, the "Bottle Bill" (Maryland Redeemable Beverage Container Recycling Refund and Litter Reduction Act), legislation to impose a 5-cent deposit on cans and bottles, related langauge asking the Maryland Department of the Environment to study implementation issues of the same program goals has been added to the House’s budget bill.

MDE Grant, Tech Guidelines for Spent Lead-acid Batteries, EPA tools and more

We’re always on the lookout for resources for our members and non-member readers alike. Here’s a couple we’ve recently come across.

Call to Action on Paint Stewardship Legislation In Maryland

This is an important CALL TO ACTION on paint stewardship legislation in Maryland. MRN supports the current legislation under consideration in the Maryland legislature this session. 

2016 Legislative Update

As advocates for the Maryland recycling community, we strive to work closely with the Maryland Legislature to ensure our state's laws and regulations not only promote the sustainable reduction, reuse and recycling of materials otherwise destined for the landfill, but also make sense to those most affected by these laws and regulations.

Help clean up the Potomac River Watershed

The Alice Ferguson Foundation is recruiting site leaders and volunteers for its 28th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 16, 2016. Last year, the Foundation worked with over 20,000 volunteers and removed over 1,000,000 pound of trash from the Potomac Watershed.

There are hundreds of events through the Potomac River watershed and several ways you can help: