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America Recycles Day – How Can YOU Make a Difference?

America Recycles Day (ARD), an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling efforts in the United States.  For the past 20 years, thousands of local event organizers mobilize throughout their community to educate friends, colleagues and classmates about recycling on or around Nov. 15

MRN Knowledge Center updates

Visited our online Knowledge Center recently? We’ve made some recent updates including MDE’s Maryland Statewide Waste Characterization Study, which found that nearly 70% of materials sent to landfills could be composted or recycled.

MRN BOD Member Chaz Miller Honored

On July 19, Maryland Recycling Network (MRN) Board of Directors member Chaz Miller was recognized by Governor Larry Hogan at the Annual Crabfest of the Maryland Chapter of NWRA for his many years of service in the recycling industry (read story here). Chaz announced his retirement in May as director of policy/advocacy with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). 

Session Recap: Productive Partnerships

Solid waste officials from Virginia and Delaware joined a representative from the Recycling Partnership to explore the potential advantages of public-private partnerships when seeking to optimize a public solid waste program. Craig Cookson, Senior Director of Recycling & Energy Recovery for the American Chemistry Council, teamed up with Kim Hynes, the Director of the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA), to discuss the positive results of the collaboration between their respective organizations.

Session Recap: Markets Madness

A panel of coordinators and vendors discussed the methods they use to predict, create and respond to evolving and elusive materials markets.