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Four New Members Join Board of Directors

This past July, Trash Free Maryland welcomed four new community members to its Board of Directors. Below, learn more about the individuals who will be helping to shape and support our future efforts to address litter and trash pollution statewide….

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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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Join us in April to Clean Up Litter

Marylanders come together to pick up litter every day during the month of April.

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Trash Free Maryland Welcomes New Executive Director

Meet our new leader: Ashley Van Stone!

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October 11, 2017 Statement of Karla Raettig, Board Chair, Trash Free Maryland on appointment of Julie Lawson by Mayor Muriel Bowser to Direct the Office of the Clean City “The board of Trash Free Maryland is excited that Mayor Muriel…

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Be a Trash Free Restaurant!

Plastic pollution is an increasingly complex problem with dangerous ramifications for the safety of drinking water, aquatic ecosystems, and public health. Twenty-three percent of plastic materials in landfills in the United States come from food containers and food packaging, and…

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The damaging history of flushable wipes

So-called flushable disposable wipes have become a hot topic for many consumers, municipal services, and local governments. Despite them being marketed as “flushable,” these wipes do not sufficiently break down or dissolve after they have been flushed. Manufacturers continue to…

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Hogan rescinds zero waste goals

What happens to Maryland’s zero waste plan now?

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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…

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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?

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