Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (free film at Hood College: May 12)

Join us for a very engaging and free film: “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” "WASTED" aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

What We Can Learn from San Francisco: Recycling, Composting and Zero Waste

I recently visited San Francisco, California—what an incredible city! With its diverse blend of cultures, beautiful vistas, and incredible food, what’s not to love? The people living and working in San Francisco … [Read more...]

Meeting of the Frederick Zero Waste Alliance (formerly the No Incinerator Alliance)

Did you oppose the Frederick/Carroll incinerator project? Now that the project is dead, we have an opportunity to be IN FAVOR of better ways to deal with our waste. Come to an Frederick Zero Waste Alliance … [Read more...]

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...]

We need an effective advocate in Annapolis! Help us send Caroline.

Frederick and Carroll Counties avoided the mistake of building a 1,500 tons per day trash, sludge, and tire incinerator, in no small part because a grassroots coalition of ordinary citizens educated themselves about … [Read more...]

Institute for Local Self­‐Reliance comments on draft “Zero Waste Plan”

EDITORS NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment and the O'Malley administration is writing a long term waste management plan titled "Zero Waste Maryland". The goals are ambitious and laudable -- and achievable. … [Read more...]