Category: maryland


Measuring Effectiveness of Policy: Designing Evaluation Methodology for the Baltimore City EPS Foam Ban

Written by Molly Cook, Graduate student with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Nursing

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That’s a Wrap! 30 Day Challenge Results

This April, Marylanders across the state engaged in the #30daysofpickinguplitter challenge, started by a Baltimore City resident – Eli Pousson – who wanted to focus on daily action to help clean his community. Thechallenge encouraged Marylanders to pick up litter…

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The most toxic food packaging

We need your help to reduce plastic pollution in Maryland!

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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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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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We banned the bead!

Quick update, ahead of a longer statement later this week: The General Assembly gave final passage to HB216, ban on microbeads in personal care products, last night! The ban applies to all microbeads made of traditional plastic as well as…

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Residents to Maryland General Assembly: 
Get plastic bags out of our communities

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 — A bill introduced this week in the Maryland General Assembly would ban disposable plastic bags across the state, reducing litter and slashing overhead costs for retailers. At a briefing today sponsored by nonprofit organization Trash Free…

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Our 2015 Maryland legislative agenda

On Wednesday, a new General Assembly will be sworn in, ushering in a new legislative session that may run very differently from the past four years. Even though the Assembly still has a veto-proof Democratic majority, Republican Governor-elect Hogan, a…

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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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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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