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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.

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Hogan Signs Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan Executive Order

Governor Larry Hogan signed the Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan Executive Order on June 27 indicating that he hopes to put Maryland on the fast track to enhanced sustainable materials management and beneficial reuse while rescinding the Zero Waste Plan for Maryland Executive Order of January 2015.