Category: trash


Unique Partnerships on the Pathway to Prevention

In a fresh take on “the cleanup event,” we’re connecting with new partners and stakeholders as we strive to prevent litter and protect our waterways.

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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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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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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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Baltimore City Litter Audit Report Released

From September 2016-March 2017, five auditors walked through five neighborhoods in Baltimore surveying the litter levels of each block. Those five neighborhoods were Baltimore Highlands, Curtis Bay, Mondawmin, McElderry Park, and Waverly. Auditors surveyed the same blocks on the same…

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Announcing the Chesapeake Bay Trash Trawl with 5 Gyres

We are very excited to announce a great new project coming up next month! 5 Gyres, renowned for research on plastic pollution in the ocean’s gyres, is coming to Maryland in November to help us learn more about plastic pollution…

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DC bans the foam

It’s summer, so we’ll take a short trip to the south… In a marathon session before summer recess, the DC Council held its final vote today on the Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2013, unanimously passing 11 environmental measures, most…

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Join us February 3 for our first Member Meeting & Training

One of our goals for 2014 is to help our fantastic members better connect with each other, and provide members with more resources to create effective campaigns. We have members all over the state, protecting local streams, teaching students, cleaning…

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The DC bag fee is cleaning up the Anacostia River

Nash Run is one of the dirtiest streams in the Anacostia River watershed. However, thanks to D.C’s 5-cent disposable bag fee, one major source of pollution is finally on the decline. “Astronomical levels of trash” and “dirtiest of all streams”…

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Potomac Watershed Trash Summit Coming Up!

We love the Potomac Watershed Trash Summit. New partnerships, fresh ideas, engaged elected officials, Potomac Champions, action planning … what’s not to love? The Alice Ferguson Foundation will host the 7th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit on Wednesday, November 7,…

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