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2015 ARD Theme includes "Bathroom, Bags and Gadgets"

Do you ever think about recycling in the bathroom? If you are like most of us, it’s the farthest thing from your mind. Yet from shampoo and mouthwash bottles, to bandage and tissue boxes, all the way down to toilet paper rolls, personal care products can easily be recycled.

2016 Conference Call for Presentations

Maryland Recycling Professionals:

Do you have an enlightening story, effective technique, cool tool or special method you’d like to share with your recycling industry colleagues to help us take a step closer to our zero waste goal? If so, we’re looking for you!

You can help us build a great 2016 conference by sharing your experience. Your contribution can be as little as 5-10 minutes or as much as 60-75 minutes. If interested, just click here to complete the brief submission form.

EPA Releases New Sustainable Materials Management Program (SMM) Strategic Plan

On November 5, the EPA released their new Sustainable Materials Management Program (SMM) Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2017 through 2022. See below for the announcement from Assistant Administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Mathy Stanislaus, introducing the plan. View the full plan here.

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Tierney’s Tirade – An Iceberg of Ignorance

DunceOn October 3, John Tierney added misery to the ongoing angst about the efficacy of recycling with a long fuzzy fact-filled article in the New York Times. He followed up with an appearance on CBS News with a soundbite of his story.

His attack generated a slew of responses from organizations and individuals friendly to recycling. These included:

MD H2E Initiative comes to a successful close.

The Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E) recently announced that after having achieved its mission of facilitating positive environmental changes within Maryland’s health care community, the Initiative will come to a close effective December 31, 2015.