About the Author

Frederick native, Caroline has a degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado, and a Master's in Energy Regulation and Law from the Vermont Law School.

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Zero Waste Programs: Turning the Vision of the Circular Economy Into Practice

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2016 includes the Maryland Zero Waste Plan's recycling and diversion goals, which are 80% recycling and 85% diversion by 2030. These are ambitious, important, and … [Read more...]

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Introduction to Zero Waste (one day training, on November 9th)

A generous sponsorship from a Frederick County citizen has made it possible to bring the Zero Waste USA "Introduction to Zero Waste" training to Frederick! On Wednesday, November 9th, from 9:00am to … [Read more...]

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Zero Waste to Landfill: How Incinerators Get Promoted

The incinerator industry promotes a false belief that the only choices we have in handling our waste is to either burn it for energy or to bury it in a landfill. The existence of what is known as a "waste-to-energy" … [Read more...]

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Comments to the MDE about its flawed “Zero Waste Plan”

The Maryland Department of the Environment and the O'Malley administration is writing a long term waste management plan titled "Zero Waste Maryland". However, as with the controversial Maryland Green House Reduction … [Read more...]

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No fake Zero Waste for Maryland

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has made claim that he wants Maryland to become a Zero Waste State: (Click on the image to open a larger version.) However, Gov. O'Malley and the Maryland Department of the Environment … [Read more...]