Category: prince george’s county


Looking back on 2015

We had a very big year, with foam packaging bans, a landmark ban on microbeads, and the largest study of microplastic pollution in our region to date.

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We passed the foam trifecta!

Today the Prince George’s County Council voted unanimously to ban polystyrene foam food containers and packing material for distribution or sale at restaurants and retailers. The ban takes effect in July 2016. This means that next year your takeout dinner,…

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Prince George’s bag bill support reaches far beyond the traditional

Crossposted from Clean Prince George’s Many people think of the Prince George’s bag bill as an environmental bill, and it does enjoy a broad base of support from environmental groups. But the coalition supporting the bag fee is much, much…

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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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A Clean Prince George’s Is in the Bag

Riding my bike to work last week I was struck by the huge volume of trash scattered on the banks of the Northwest Branch near the West Hyattsville Metro station. As usual, it was mostly plastic–bags, takeout containers, foam cups….

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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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More on the Prince George’s campaign

I told you there would be more. Greater Greater Washington ran this article of mine on Friday, laying out the whole scenario. Please read, and leave a comment! If you want to put more skin in the game, and have…

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The report of the bill’s death was an exaggeration

The Prince George’s County bag bill (PG 402-12) got the Mark Twain treatment from the Washington Post and elsewhere yesterday. More to come, but the County Affairs committee vote yesterday has merely slowed–not stopped–the bill’s progress in the General Assembly….

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Contact your representatives!

As we wrote in November, Prince George’s County is working toward a five-cent fee on plastic and paper bags, to reduce litter and save money for shoppers, businesses, and the county government. In order to bring the matter to the…

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Support a Prince George’s County Bag Bill

By Brent BolinDirector of Advocacy, Anacostia Watershed SocietyCross-posted from www.anacostiaws.org The Anacostia River is so severely impacted by trash that in 2007 it was declared impaired by trash under the provisions of the Clean Water Act. Only the second river…

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