Category: annapolis


EPS Foam Bans in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis: Recap

Read on to find out what happened, and what did not happen, to the EPS foam bans in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.

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Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis Introduce EPS Foam Bans

Amid the disappointing failure of the Maryland General Assembly to pass a statewide ban on EPS foam, Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis step up to join the growing list of jurisdictions in Maryland that recognize how harmful this product is.

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Statewide EPS Foam Ban Explodes into Millions of Tiny Pieces Upon Death in the MD General Assembly

Learn the ins and outs of what happened to the EPS foam ban this legislative session.

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What are you giving up for Lent?

Together with Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and faith leaders around the state, we are calling on Marylanders to fast from plastic bags in the coming season of Lent. People of the Christian faith often practice fasting to reflect on…

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What Is the Trash Trawl?

Last fall we set out for three weeks to learn more about how microplastics pollute the Chesapeake Bay. The data is almost ready! Find out more about the project.

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One day in Annapolis

The process of our governments, whether it be at the federal or local level, is a mystery to many. I included myself in that group until very recently when I had the opportunity to spend the day in Annapolis shadowing…

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Maryland General Assembly Trash Roundup

By now you’ve probably heard that the Community Cleanup & Greening Act did not pass in the 2012 session of the Maryland General Assembly. We fought hard and had some successes along the way, but given the heavy load of…

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Prince George’s County one big step closer to a bag fee

This morning delegates that represent Prince George’s County in the Maryland General Assembly voted 12-9 in support of HB895, which would give the County the authority to enact a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags. The bill now…

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Join us for Lobby Night!

Want to get directly involved in educating lawmakers about litter, and how they can help stop it at the source? Join us for the Trash Free Maryland Lobby Night on Monday, February 27! We’ll set up meetings for you and…

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Introducing the Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2012

Last Thursday Delegate Mary Washington (D-District 43, Baltimore City) introduced the Community Cleanup and Greening Act in the House of Delegates of the Maryland General Assembly. Senator Brian Frosh (D-District 16, Montgomery County) introduced the same bill in the Senate…

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