The 17th Annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest was
held on November 30 at the Maryland Department of Environment with top
prizes going to students from Carroll County, Harford County,
Baltimore County, and Garrett County.
Harford County Public Schools
Resource Conservation Manager Andrew Cassilly provides a fun and
informative overview of HCPS’ recycling program including how HCPS has
partnered with the County and local vendors.
p.s. Can you guess what is the most unusual thing collected at Harford’s Waste & Disposal Center?
Mark you calendars for the 2019 MRN/SWANA-MA Conference which
will be held at the BWI Marriott on Tuesday, June 11. We will begin program
planning teleconferences in early November. If you have some ideas about topics
or speakers and/or would like to participate on the calls, please let us know by reply to this
email. Thank you!
At the request of MD Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Department of the Environment has produced a preliminary set of recommendations in response to the Governor’s Executive Order EO
01.01.2017.13. This order called for a broad re-assessment of the overall goals,
metrics and actions required to minimize waste and maximize resource recovery in
the state along with a greater emphasis on partnerships and voluntary
We came across an interesting and relevant passage in an
article re behavioral economics – Delighting
“Another prevalent cognitive bias is social proof. Take those placards in your hotel bathroom,
for example, urging you to recycle your towel for the good of the environment.
Sometimes they give you statistics on the millions of gallons of water saved
when you choose to hang your towel on the hook to use another day.