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The R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has completed an
initial draft of the R2 Guidance Document and it is now available for public
on the R2 Solutions website.
The results are in and the most challenging issues by
category are as follows:
Education - Public education about
recycling policies and procedures
Operations - Determining and/or
acting on opportunity in food collection.
Markets - International market
Competition - Public-private revenue
Costs - Rising energy cost
MRN Past President, Chaz Miller, participated in a panel on product stewardship at the American Bar Association Environment, Energy and Resources Workshop in September. Below is an abstract of the paper he prepared for the panel. Click here to view the full document.
a policy position statement against the use of degradable
additives. Please let us know what you think? Agree, disagree, not sure...?
DEGRADABLE ADDITIVES – DRAFT POLICY POSITION
There are two categories of materials generally comprised under the
broader term "degradable plastics." The first category includes
bio-based resins, those derived from plant materials such as corn, e.g.,
polylactic acid (PLA) containers. The second includes fossil fuel-based
According to a recent article in Resource Recycling, Wisconsin's Gov. Walker is looking to end the state-mandated recycling programs that
have been in place since 1995 by cutting approximately $32 million used
to fund recycling programs in over 1,000 municipalities across
Unique Public-Private Partnership to Modernize Baltimore’s Recycling Collection and Infrastructure
New Waste Management Facility in Howard County Will Create Jobs, Renewable Energy
Report says plastic drags down municipal recycling systems
Maryland landfills produced 4 times more greenhouse gases than estimated by the state over the past 15 years
Picture of Chesapeake microplastics grows clearer
Recycling labeling debate primed to heat up nationally
The Impact of Solar Waste on Clean Energy
Evaluating EPR solutions for municipal recycling
History of Modern U.S. Recycling and the Potential for Zero Waste
EPA Publishes “State of the Science” Reports on Emerging Issues in Food Waste Management: Plastic and Persistent Chemical Contaminants
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