Category: bottles


Save the world. Stop recycling everything.

Single-stream recycling is one of the most popular municipal services around, and it sends recycling participation rates through the roof. But is that a good thing?

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Mid-February Legislative Update

We are one month into the three-month session of the Maryland General Assembly. Here’s a quick report on bills we are following: SB707/HB718 Community Cleanup and Greening Act: This is the bag bill. This year we are proposing that all…

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Update from Annapolis

Trash Free Maryland is very busy in Annapolis right now, working the General Assembly to pass three bills to reduce trash in neighborhoods and waterways across the state. The three bills are – disposable bag fee for Maryland. This is…

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What could a bottle bill do for Maryland?

Today Delegate Maggie McIntosh (chair of the Environmental Matters Committee) will announce that she is introducing a bottle bill for Maryland to the General Assembly. For those of us in the trash world, this is a very big deal. But…

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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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Surfer Kyle Thiermann Lays It All Out

Kyle Thiermann, a pro surfer and the spirit behind Surfing for Change, produced this great, short (4 minutes!) video that sums up why we should switch out single-use bottles and bags for reusables, and how easy it is to do…

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