Recycling & compost

Nearly all of America’s trash could be composted and recycled. But we’ve got a lot of work to do to get there.

Most of us put our recyclables out for collection. But it’s going to take more than individual action to deal with our trash problem. Only 24% of our trash actually gets recycled, and only 9% gets composted. We can do better. Together we can share information, resources and push our leaders to build a better recycling and composting system. 

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New study: Maryland recycling programs experiencing mixed results

Recycling & compost

New study: Maryland recycling programs experiencing mixed results

BALTIMORE — Maryland is doing relatively well in its recycling and composting efforts, but it is still underperforming in some areas and is overly dependent on burning trash, according to a new study from Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center. State of Recycling in Maryland highlights how structural challenges, the rise of plastic, effects of failing to recycle, the impact of trash burning, and trends in the state’s waste system.

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