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The Baltimore Water Wheel: A Solution to Ocean Plastics

Thursday, July 16, 2015

This one-hour webinar will answer your questions about how Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Water Wheel works as a debris collection mechanism and whether a similar system might be applicable to watershed cleanup programs elsewhere.

John Kellett is President of Clearwater Mills, the inventor and builder of Baltimore’s water wheel. John will discuss the engineering behind the water wheel and what challenges are involved in intercepting floating debris at river mouths.

Adam Lindquist is Project Manager for the Healthy Harbor Initiative of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, which owns and maintains the water wheel. Adam will discuss how the water wheel fits into Baltimore’s larger picture of watershed planning and water quality management.

EPR and Zero Waste Maryland

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Back in 2000 the terms “product stewardship” and “extended producer responsibility” were rarely uttered in the U.S.  Today there are 84 EPR laws in 33 states across 12 product categories of which Maryland currently boasts four.

Pay-As-You-Throw: Endless Options & Opportunities

Thursday, February 26, 2015

11:30am – 12:15pm
Thursday, February 26, 2015

A free webinar from the Maryland Recycling Network

Join us to hear Michele Nestor describe the wealth of options available in Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) waste collection programs. Along the way, she will dispel many myths and offer direct solutions to perceived obstacles in implementing PAYT systems.  Learn about costs, rate structures billing methods, public and hauler resistance, collection and equipment options, and the need for alternative outlets for materials.

Mixed Waste Processing Facilities: All in or…?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Join us at 11:30am on Thursday, September 25 to hear Don Ross from Kessler Consulting share progress to date in the development and operation of mixed waste processing facilities throughout the U.S.

The Basics of Anaerobic Digestate Product Marketing

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Register to hear Ron Alexander, President, R. Alexander Associates, Inc. explore the basics of market research and planning for digestate products, both solid and liquid. Topic areas include:

Mattress Recycling: Policy, Process & Progress - 2014 and Beyond

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Join us at 11:30 on Wednesday, April 16 as Christopher Hudgins, Vice President, Government Relations & Policy. International Sleep Products Association and Mike Fannon, Business Development Manager, National Reclamation, Inc. bring us up to date on the current state of mattress recycling policy and process throughout the U.S.

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Targeting the Next Generation of Recyclers - A Free Webinar

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Join us at 11:30am on Thursday, August 22 to hear how the Maryland Green School Awards Program fosters a recycling ethic in the next generation of recyclers. The program uses a holistic, integrated approach to authentic learning that incorporates local environmental issue investigation and professional development with environmental best management practices and community stewardship.

Recycling Promotion 2.0: MRN & KAB Partner to Bring You More/Better Recycling Promo Tools

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Join us for a FREE Webinar on May 1 (Re-Scheduled from April 23)

In the past four years, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) has increased efforts to promote recycling and in 2011, MRN became a KAB affiliate to bring a larger array of promotional tools to its ongoing effort to increase recycling in Maryland.

Legislative Update: 2013 Recycling Initiatives in Annapolis

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Every year, the Maryland General Assembly considers upwards of 2,500 bills of which as many as 700 or more may become law. And all this happens during a 90 day session!

Greening of the Health Care Sector: Hospital Recycling Programs in Action

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hospitals in the U.S. generate approximately 6,600 tons of waste per day or 6 million tons per year, with non-hazardous solid waste representing up to 80% of the total. The majority of non-hazardous solid waste can be recycled, composted, or otherwise diverted from landfill or incineration.

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