How the Government Shutdown May Affect Recycling in DC

The Government Shutdown Poses Major Problems for the District’s Daily Operations As the government shutdown enters day 14, most zoos, museums, national parks and other various government venues have closed their doors, and while the daily operation of trash and recycling collection is still happening, DC is unique in the fact that it’s not allowed to spend local revenue without it …

Maryland Bottle Bill and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Maryland’s “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan,” drafted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and supported by Gov. Martin O’Malley, aims to accomplish a 25% statewide reduction in GHG emissions by the year 2020. To achieve this laudable and ambitious goal, the state is relying on significant increases in solid waste diversion, and increase in recycling and will be pushing …