Trash Free Maryland

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Trash Free Maryland Welcomes New Executive Director

Trash Free Maryland is pleased to announce its recent hire of Ashley Van Stone as Executive Director. Within this role, Ms. Van Stone will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the organization. Her work will include lobbying lawmakers, managing…

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Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Products – Prohibition 2018

It is the 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly and we are back again with a bill to ban expanded polystyrene foam food packaging statewide! We know a statewide ban is easier on businesses with locations in multiple jurisdictions…

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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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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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Apply to intern with us in Baltimore

Trash Free Maryland seeks 5 interns for a six-month pilot project to reduce litter in Baltimore. We expect the project to run September 1 through February 28, with analysis in March 2017. Stipends are available. In September we are going…

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Help us track the #ECtreasures

Remember the rubber duckies that were lost from a barge in the Pacific Ocean in 1992? The floating toys have since been found all over the world, demonstrating the connectivity of currents in the oceans and putting a cute squeaky…

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Maryland Bans Microbeads!

ANNAPOLIS (May 12, 2015)—Today Governor Larry Hogan signed into law HB 216, banning plastic microbeads as an ingredient in personal care products in Maryland. The law, sponsored by Delegate Dan Morhaim (D-Baltimore County), requires manufacturers to phase out the use…

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Last week’s Environmental Legislative Summit

Last week we were honored to be included among the Citizens Campaign for the Environment’s priority issues at the 18th annual Environmental Legislative Summit. More than 400 people packed the Miller Senate Building to hear about the key proposals for…

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