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Mom’s Organic Markets: A Recycling Powerhouse!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

11:30am on Tuesday, April 10

Last year, Mom’s Organic Markets recycled…

  • Snack Bags: 226,115 bags
  • Food Pouches: 66,922 pouches
  • Energy Bar Wrappers: 381924 wrappers
  • Compost: 2,720,446 lbs
  • Cork: 2,932 lbs
  • Denim: 3,145 lbs
  • Batteries: 49,224 lbs
  • Shoes: 25,478 lbs
  • Plastic: 107,375 lbs
  • Cardboard: 2,282,324 lbs

Plus - Bags diverted each day:

Electronics Recycling – Who pays? What do they get?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

E-Cycle LogoStates throughout the U.S. have taken different approaches to electronics recycling. These typically range from a manufacturer funded model (CT) to a consumer funded model (CA). Last year, the Municipal Waste Management Association (MWMA), an environmental affiliate of The United States Conference of Mayors, drafted a resolution calling for the passage of a federal law mandating the recycling of electronic material. At its 2017 annual conference, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted an amended version of that resolution.

Yuck Old Paint: An Environmentally Sound Alternative

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 10 percent of the paint purchased in the United States each year—about 65 to 69 million gallons—is discarded, often down drains and in landfills.

Recycling in Our Schools and Local Community Buildings: Are We Reaching the Next Generation?

Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • StudentsHow well is your school training the next generation of recyclers?

Anaerobic Digestion: Not a Black Box Technology Option

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lori ScozzafavaUntil recently, the solution to processing organics has been composting. An emerging technology, however, is anaerobic digestion (AD) which reduces the quantity of organic materials disposed while providing opportunities for renewable energy production and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Markets Madness: Materials Stats, Trends and Analysis

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Rock, paper, scissors…oil, plastic, gas…aluminum, iron, glass… What’s up? What’s down? Where’s it going? How might it affect your operation?

Maryland Recycling Act: An Overview and Update

Thursday, February 2, 2017

MDEPlease join us at 11am on Thursday, February 2 to hear Dave Mrgich, Chief, Waste Diversion Division at Maryland Department of the Environment, walk us through highlights of the Maryland Recycling Act from inception to the present. He will cover major provisions of the act, amendments & complimentary legislation (e.g. Electronics Recycling Program, 2013 Composting Bill, etc.), regulations, key metrics and results to date.

MRN Member Feature - Michele Blair: City of Laurel Recycling Program

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Laurel DPWMRN member and the City of Laurel's Recycling Coordinator, Michele Blair will take us on a tour of the city's curbside recycling program.

MRN Member Feature: Leana Houser, Johns Hopkins University

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Join us for a free webinar at 11:30am on Wednesday, October 19 as Leana Houser, the Recycling Manager for Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus, takes us on a virtual tour of the campus recycling program. Houser addresses a number of challenges including a very diverse, transient and high density population along with a full range of waste streams from traditional office/school to foodservice to laboratory materials each of which creates its own difficulties.

Weis Markets' Sustainability Success Story

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Weis Markets engaged a wide range of recycling programs (closed loop recycling, reusable bags, organics, composting, etc.) to help the chain surpass its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent by the year 2020. The company achieved this milestone five years earlier than anticipated, reaching a 22.1 percent reduction in GHG emissions in 2015.

Join us for a free webinar at 11:30am on Wednesday, August 24 to hear Weis Markets’ Sustainability Manager, Patti Olenick, ISSP-SA, detail the specific steps taken to achieve this significant milestone.

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