Maryland recycling and solid waste management professionals convened
on Monday. June 12 at the Turf Valley Conference
Center in Ellicott City, MD to learn about and discuss the hottest
topics in the industry including changing waste management and recycling
& regulation, commodities markets, new technologies & more.
While all shared a common desire to minimize waste to landfill, opinions
sometimes differed sharply on how to get there. Spirited discussions
arose around the success metrics, regulatory vs. free market solutions, efficacy of social media as a driver of consumer behavior and more.
A variety of exhibitors also displayed products and services
from software to hardware, equipment to consulting and everything in
between. Together with the numerous networking opportunities, conference
attendees walked away with several bins of new tools and ideas they can
put to work.
MRN also celebrated the accomplishments of four 2017 Recycling Award Winners
Earl Johnson, Jesse Ballard, III and Jerry Diggs accept the Outstanding Small Government Program Award from MRN Board Chair, Bob Stumpff.
Max Glikman accepts the Best Market Development Program Award on behalf of Mid-Atlantic Clothing Recycling.
Mike Humphreys accepts the Extraordinary Achievement Award on behalf of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is joined by Samantha Janney (Advant-EDGE Solutions).
Mark Gutberlett and Melissa Smith accepts the Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award on behalf of the EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC.