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Alternative Metrics & Goals: Your Thoughts?

We’re looking for feedback and ideas regarding recycling metrics and goals for the state of Maryland. Last year, Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan Executive Order EO 01.01.2017.13 called for a broad re-assessment of the overall goals, metrics and actions required to minimize waste and maximize resource recovery in the state along with a greater emphasis on partnerships and voluntary standards. The order required the establishment of a work group which started its work by studying the current Maryland Recycling Act requirements and the extent to which those requirements produce a meaningful environmental impact at an economically feasible cost. Issues discussed at the work group's inaugural meeting included the difficulty tracking materials through the waste stream, the relative value of recycled materials, the complexity and cost of measurement (both in dollars and efficiency) and the impact of measurement on behavior.

2018MRNConferenceLogoA panel moderated by Chaz Miller, Former Director Policy/Advocacy at National Waste & Recycling Association and including David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management and Ron Vance, Chief, Resource Conservation Branch, United States Environmental Protection Agency will also explore Alternative Metrics and Methods at the Maryland Recycling Network/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference on June 19-20 this year.

Please share any and all ideas you feel we should consider by email to metrics [at] MarylandRecyclingNetwork [dot] org. Thanks.

 

 

We’re looking for feedback and ideas regarding recycling metrics and goals for the state of Maryland. Last year, Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan Executive Order EO 01.01.2017.13 called for a broad re-assessment of the overall goals, metrics and actions required to minimize waste and maximize resource recovery in the state along with a greater emphasis on partnerships and voluntary standards. The order required the establishment of a work group which started its work by studying the current Maryland Recycling Act requirements and the extent to which those requirements produce a meaningful environmental impact at an economically feasible cost. Issues discussed at the work groups inaugural meeting included the difficulty tracking materials through the waste stream, the relative value of recycled materials, the complexity and cost of measurement (both in dollars and efficiency) and the impact of measurement on behavior.

 

A panel moderated by Chaz Miller, Former Director Policy/Advocacy at National Waste & Recycling Association and including David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management and Ron Vance, Chief, Resource Conservation Branch, United States Environmental Protection Agency will also explore Alternative Metrics and Methods at the Maryland Recycling Network/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference on June 19-20 this year.

 

Please share any and all ideas you feel we should consider. Thanks.

 

Conference - http://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/2018-MRN-SWANAMA-Conference-Program

 

 

We’re looking for feedback and ideas regarding recycling metrics and goals for the state of Maryland. Last year, Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan Executive Order EO 01.01.2017.13 called for a broad re-assessment of the overall goals, metrics and actions required to minimize waste and maximize resource recovery in the state along with a greater emphasis on partnerships and voluntary standards. The order required the establishment of a work group which started its work by studying the current Maryland Recycling Act requirements and the extent to which those requirements produce a meaningful environmental impact at an economically feasible cost. Issues discussed at the work groups inaugural meeting included the difficulty tracking materials through the waste stream, the relative value of recycled materials, the complexity and cost of measurement (both in dollars and efficiency) and the impact of measurement on behavior.

 

A panel moderated by Chaz Miller, Former Director Policy/Advocacy at National Waste & Recycling Association and including David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management and Ron Vance, Chief, Resource Conservation Branch, United States Environmental Protection Agency will also explore Alternative Metrics and Methods at the Maryland Recycling Network/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference on June 19-20 this year.

 

Please share any and all ideas you feel we should consider. Thanks.

 

Conference - http://www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/2018-MRN-SWANAMA-Conference-Program