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Registration, Sponsorships & Exhibits Open for 2024 MRN/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference - 6/10/2024


Foam Recycling Grants, Upcoming Webinar, Legislative News & more.

Published on 3/15/2023

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Foam Recycling Grant for up to $50k available: The Foam Recycling Coalition has opened the 2023 application period, now through April 25, 2023, for public and private entities seeking to start or improve foam polystyrene recovery in their recycling programs. Eligible entities must engage in operating a material recovery facility, manage residential curbside recycling programs, or manage a drop-off or convenience site recycling program. Previous grant awardees have used FRC funding to purchase equipment, including collection bins and foam densifiers, that aid in the efficient collection and on-site material preparation prior to shipping. No cash match is required. However, additional costs by the grantee may be incurred for related items, such as site preparation, electrical infrastructure, freight, etc. Learn more and/or apply for a grant here.

2023 MRN/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Conference (6/12) program is up: Want to see what's on tap for this year's conference? The preliminary program is now online. Stay tuned for more details on the program plus several day-after (i.e., 6/13) activities.

p.s. Vendors: Reserve your exhibit space today (see who's already on the list here).

Free webinar series continues on March 30: Join us at noon on 3/30 for Re-Use Options in Maryland where several Maryland-based organizations will talk about how they are working to give used items a new life. Plus learn how to help your residents clean up their attics, garages, self-storage units, etc. without a trip to the landfill. Register here.

Legislative news:
We have submitted statements on eight bills so far this session including EPR for packaging, post-consumer recycled content, package labeling, paint stewardship, beverage container recycling, and more.

*We provided in-person testimony on the following bills (get a quick recap and/or listen to full testimony here).
We submitted written testimonies on the following.

*View the details of each bill as well as our statements here.

Stay up to date on all our legislative efforts on our Legislative & Regulatory page.

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