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Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

RenewIt’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program!

The phrases “back to basics” and “recycle light” are popping up throughout the recycling industry due to the disruption of global end markets, even though this thinking may be at odds with community diversion goals and consumer research regarding recycling expectations. Is it really time to pull back on the reins of recycling progress when we have opportunity in the U.S. to keep moving forward? 

Leveraging the "6Es"

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Consulting firm Eunomia Inc., along with the Italian Composting Association and bag manufacturer Novamont, in collaboration with StuyTown, carried out a 12-week pilot program in the fall of 2017 to investigate the best options for increasing residents’ engagement with the food scraps program by leveraging the 6Es.

Leveraging the 6Es

Join us on Wednesday, September 18 at 11:30am for this free webinar from the Maryland Recycling Network.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How2RecycleA Cleaner World Starts With Us

How2Recycle is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels.

EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

As part of EPA's Food Recovery Challenge, organizations pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results. The FRC is part of EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program (SMM). Maryland firms, Sodexo and FoodBridge were among the 2019 challenge winners.

Join us at 11:30am on Tuesday, May 14 to hear EPA Sustainability Coordinator Luke Wolfgang share the parameters of this innovative program and learn how area firms are helping meet a national goal to reduce food waste to landfill by 50% by 2030.

A free webinar from the Maryland Recycling Network.

HOTEL|KITCHEN Baltimore Expansion Project

Monday, April 15, 2019

In the US, about 63 million tons of food are wasted each year,
with 40% coming from consumer-facing business,

Recycling Rate of the Future?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

A Free Webinar
11:30am on Thursday, September 27

Management guru Peter Drucker has been credited with the axiom “You can’t manage what you don’t measure”. The corollary, of course, is that we tend to manage what we measure…but what if we’re measuring the wrong things?

EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal Program: Recycling the RAD Way!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

EPA RADIs your organization disposing of refrigerated appliances using best environmental practices? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program is raising awareness about best environmental practices for the disposal of refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioning units, and dehumidifiers.

Carton Opportunities

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Carton CouncilWonder how to increase recycling efforts and how to help your schools recycle more? 
  • Have a cafeteria and not sure what type of cartons are acceptable?

Join us June 5, 2018 at 11:30am to learn about carton recycling opportunities.

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.

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