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Trash Free Maryland, founded in 2010, is a nonprofit organization focused on lasting change to prevent trash pollution.

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It’s time to make polystyrene a pollutant of the past in Maryland.

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Hogan rescinds zero waste goals

What happens to Maryland’s zero waste plan now?

New Funding, New Opportunities

The board of Trash Free Maryland is thrilled to announce that TFMD co-founder and Executive Director Julie Lawson was selected for the Emerging Leaders Fund, a program of the Claneil Foundation to support innovative early-stage organizations. The award includes significant…

Win Jack Johnson tickets!

This summer, Jack Johnson’s Ohana Foundation is matching all donations to Trash Free Maryland, up to $2500. Can you help us meet this challenge?

State and federal agencies mandate trash cleanup in Baltimore

This week the US Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval to the state’s mandate that Baltimore City and Baltimore County clean up trash that makes its way to the Baltimore Harbor. The Harbor (officially the Middle and Northwest Branches of…

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Baltimore: What Now?

Last night the Baltimore City Council voted down a proposal to apply a 10-cent surcharge on disposable plastic and paper shopping bags. The measure, sponsored by Councilman Brandon Scott, had the potential to significantly reduce litter in Baltimore neighborhoods by…

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Draft TMDL for Baltimore Harbor Now Available!

At long last, the Maryland Department of the Environment has released the draft of the trash Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Baltimore Harbor. The regulations described in this document aim to reduce the amount of trash and floatable debris…

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