Education & Events

For upcoming events, conferences, and webinars – check out the latest news below.

Upcoming MRN Events

Other Industry Events

Maine and Oregon: The New Frontiers of Packaging EPR (Zoom) – Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:30-2:00 p.m. ET | 9:30-11:00 a.m. PT: With Maine and Oregon passing the nation’s first extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for packaging this year, there is much interest in what the EPR programs will look like once they launch and how each state arrived at its unique program model. Join PSI’s expert members from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to learn about these groundbreaking new laws straight from the source.

National Recycling Congress (Virtual) – Nov 3-4 2021: The National Recycling Congress is a two-day educational and networking event organized by the National Recycling Coalition in partnership with the Annual Conference of the New York Association for Reduce, Reuse, Recycling.

WASTECON 2021: The Route to Sustainable Strength – November 1-4, 2021, Orlando FL: SWANA has re-engineered WASTECON into an executive leadership summit. We will be looking at leadership and management concepts through the lens of municipal solid waste management. You will hear from renowned industry leaders and new voices about how they are creating their own “Route to Sustainable Strength.”

National Zero Waste Conference (Virtual) – December 8-9, 2021: The National Zero Waste Virtual Conference is an educational and networking event organized by the National Recycling Coalition and Zero Waste USA. Zero Waste Business will be the focus on Day 1 and Zero Waste Communities on Day 2.

 

MRN Event Recaps

MRN Webinars

Missed a past webinar? Wish you could have been there? No problem! Check out these recordings and pdf’s of the slides.

MRN Markets Update – May 29, 2020

MRN Markets Update – May 29, 2020

What does the future hold for national and local market conditions and trends in the age of COVID? On May 29, 2020, Melissa Filiaggi, MRN President, and Manager, Recycling for the Maryland Environmental Service along with Joe Pickard, Chief Economist and Director of...

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COVID-19 Check-In: Recyclers’ Virtual Town Hall #2 Recap

COVID-19 Check-In: Recyclers’ Virtual Town Hall #2 Recap

On April 21, we gathered virtually for the second of our Recycler’s Town Halls to chat about how we continue to cope with the pandemic. Joining us were Michelle Blair, Recycling Coordinator, City of Laurel, and Tony Drury, Operations Supervisor/Recycling Coordinator, Washington County.

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Coping with COVID-19 – Virtual Town Hall

Coping with COVID-19 – Virtual Town Hall

The current COVID-19 crisis has affected the recycling and solid waste industry in unique ways. While some employees may have the option of working from home, many solid waste employees don’t. After all, it’s difficult to work from home when your job requires the...

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Leverage the Loop!

Leverage the Loop!

On Tuesday, February 11, we listened in as Benjamin Weir, Business Development Manager at TerraCycle, shared how Loop delivers a fundamental change in product ownership and brings entirely new thinking to packaging design. Durability enables reusability, elevated design & new features.

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Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program

Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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Leverage the 6Es

Leverage the 6Es

In the fall of 2017, consulting firm Eunomia Inc., along with the Italian Composting Association and bag manufacturer Novamont, and in collaboration with StuyTown, carried out a 12-week pilot program to investigate the best options for increasing residents’ engagement with the food scraps program by leveraging the 6Es.

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EPA Food Recovery Challenge

EPA Food Recovery Challenge

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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HOTEL|KITCHEN Baltimore Expansion Project

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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