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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
Maryland landfills produced 4 times more greenhouse gases than estimated by the state over the past 15 years
Picture of Chesapeake microplastics grows clearer
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
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