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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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Disposers: An Alternative for Sustainable Organic Waste Management?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

As efforts to reduce food waste gain momentum in the U.S., food waste disposers are getting a closer look by local governments and environmental professionals. Diversion of organics from landfills and resource recovery at wastewater treatment plants are megatrends coming together through the use of an appliance widely used mainly for convenience.

ILSR’s Zero Waste and Economic Development Initiative

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Free Webinar from the Maryland Recycling Network

The Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) works with communities across the country to create policies and practices that address citizens' environmental concerns and economic needs. We help communities research and demonstrate recycling, composting, and zero waste programs that reduce the need for disposal facilities and increase economic growth.Neil Seldman

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