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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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Montgomery County’s bag fee now in effect!

Shoppers in Montgomery County now have added incentive to skip unneeded disposable bags at checkout in local stores, as the County’s five-cent bag fee went into effect on January 1. The County expects the fee to generate $1 million in…

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How does a bag fee affect low-income residents?

Bread for the City, a direct-service organization serving Washington, DC’s low-income population, recently wrote a blog article about their experience with the District’s five-cent disposable bag fee, and what that has meant for clients of their food pantry. In general,…

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Waste in our Waterways Panel – Feb. 10

Waste in our Waterways Panel Discussion Thursday, February 10 Please join a distinguished panel for a discussion of trash in our waterways, and hear about the success of Washington, DC in enacting a small fee on disposable bags. After finding…

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Panel/Film POSTPONED

Apologies for the late notice… Due to last night’s weather, several of our panelists are unable to make it to Annapolis today, and we are working to reschedule the panel and film event. Check back here for more details. In…

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What Is a Bag Fee?

Members of the alliance are hoping to see legislation passed next year that would create a fee on single-use plastic and paper shopping bags. But what is it? The legislation puts a new focus on reducing the amount of trash…

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