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Testimony: SB483 - Solid Waste Management - Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion - Food Residuals

Our groups support this bill to expand organics recycling and reduce waste. The adjustments to last year’s bill should make this bill a manageable step for businesses that produce large amounts of organic materials to take to divert organic material from the waste stream through donations, reduction, or anaerobic digestion. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland | Solid Waste

Statement: Maryland legislature drops ball by failing to pass Plastic Bag Reduction Act

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland legislature wrapped up it’s 2021 session on Monday without passing the Plastic Bag Reduction Act. 

Plastic waste solutions hiding in plain sight: Single-use plastic product bans

By | Haley Clinton
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

This blog is the first in a series examining policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis that are proven and replicable. This section covers single-use plastic product bans.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Comprehensive bill calls for U.S. to move beyond plastic

WASHINGTON -- As plastic pollution becomes an increasingly dire problem, elected officials in both chambers of Congress introduced legislation Thursday to address the issue. On Capitol Hill today, Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) unveiled the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021, a bill to improve the health of our people and our planet.


Fashion industry experts answer your questions

By | Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

How to avoid textile “wish-cycling” and why clothing companies need to bear responsibility for the waste crisis their products create.

Plastics to Pollution is Bad for Maryland

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

The chemical industry is pushing a new dirty energy in Maryland: converting plastic waste into fossil fuels.

We hear from the author and journalist on secondhand clothing, the fashion industry’s addiction to cheap fossil fuels and how to break the waste cycle.

Jessica Schreiber: ‘It’s just too easy and convenient to throw things away’

By | Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

We need to make it easier for clothing companies to reuse and recycle. Policy, data collection and nonprofits can help.

We hear from the fashion industry expert and journalist on tech solutions to clothing overstock problems and how policy can drive industry change.

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