Description: Under a “zero waste” policy, the amount of solid waste going into a landfill is largely reduced or eliminated. The remainder of the waste is recycled, reused, or disposed of by other means such as composting or anaerobic digestion. Such a policy would have significant policy and infrastructure considerations for county governments. The General Assembly considered a zero waste mandate during the 2013 Session and it will likely be a key issue in the 2014 Session. Panelists will explain the theory and potential benefits behind the zero waste philosophy, the policy challenges and costs of implementing a zero waste policy, and the need for coordination from key public and private stakeholders.
- Robert M. Summers, Ph.D., Maryland Secretary of the Environment
- Julie Lawson, Director, Trash Free Maryland Alliance
- Jim Marcinko, Areas Operations Director for Recycling and Waste Diversion, Waste Management, Inc.
Date & Time: Friday, August 16, 2013; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MACo’s 2013 Summer Conference will be held from August 14 – 17 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland.
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