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What is EPR? In brief, EPR, also known as Product Stewardship, places responsibility for end-of-life product management on producers and other companies involved in the product chain while encouraging design changes that make products more recyclable.
The Maryland General Assembly is back in session for 2021 and the MRN Legislative Action Committee, led by Chaz Miller, has already jumped into action. The Committee will be following a number of relevant bills dealing with everything from EPR to recycling market development and more.
On January 15, 2021, MRN board members Chaz Miller and Richard Keller testified at the House Environment and Transportation Committee hearing in support of HB0164 Department of the Environment – Office of Recycling – Recycling Market Development.
Every year, in conjunction with America Recycles Day, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) hosts a sculpture contest for high school students challenging them to create works of art using recycled and reusable materials.
Arlington Sparkles with 5 Million Pounds of Recycled Glass and New Income Stream
A BIG DAY FOR CLIMATE PROGRESS – MDE Bulletin 3/1/2021
Baltimore, MD Mayor Brandon M. Scott, DPW to Provide Free Recycling Carts to All City Households
Four Park Benches Installed in Ocean City, Made from Recycled Cigarette Butts
Helping Cities Cut Food Waste: Natural Resources Defense Council Tools Accelerate Municipal Efforts
Curbside commodity prices increase across the board
New plant-based plastic can be printed—and fully recycled
Revolutionizing the MRF: Three Methods of Positive Sorting to Benefit Any Operation
Plastic Trash Can Now Be Recycled Into Ultra-Strong Graphene
Proposed legislation [Oregon] aims to put more recycling responsibility on manufacturers
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