Category: trash


Draft TMDL for Baltimore Harbor Now Available!

At long last, the Maryland Department of the Environment has released the draft of the trash Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Baltimore Harbor. The regulations described in this document aim to reduce the amount of trash and floatable debris…

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Support a Prince George’s County Bag Bill

By Brent BolinDirector of Advocacy, Anacostia Watershed SocietyCross-posted from http://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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We reap what we sow

Shocking video of a canal in Naples after a storms: Why do we do this to ourselves? Thanks to @FlotsamDiaries for the tip.

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Guest Post: Are you ready for the Trash Summit?

by Laura ChamberlinProgram Manager, Trash Free Potomac Watershed InitiativeAlice Ferguson Foundation We’ve worked together on cleanups. We’ve worked together to pass bag fees and get stronger regulation. We’ve worked together to improve composting in the region. Let’s continue our efforts…

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There Is No "Away"

Legendary comic strip “For Better or For Worse” took on the problem of trash in our waterways in Sunday’s edition: Creator Lynn Johnston had this to say about the strip: Cartoonists are discouraged from using comic strips as a platform…

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Where is "away"?

After a rainstorm in Maryland, it’s the Bay. From the Baltimore Sun: Yesterday’s downpour did more than flood Fells Point and spill sewage into the Jones Falls. It trashed the Inner Harbor. … The water’s surface was carpeted with plastic…

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