Learn the Ins and Outs of the Recycling Market at #MACoCon

Learn how recycling affects the economy and why Maryland’s recycling infrastructure is at the center of important policy-making conversations.

Don’t miss this MACo Summer Conference Solutions Showcase Session:

Recycling: Markets, MRFs, Moving Forward
Hosted by MACo Silver Corporate Partner,
MD-DE-DC Beverage Association

As policymakers and public policy influencers seek to improve recycling rates, fund recycling programs, and reduce the use of single-use plastics, it is critical to understand the current state of affairs and economy within Maryland’s existing recycling infrastructure and across the country. Attendees will learn about the recycling supply chain and market pressures, Maryland’s current recycling infrastructure, and the policies being discussed across the country to help fund and increase recycling rates.

Date/Time: Friday, August 19, 2022 | 9:00 AM − 9:30 AM


  • Angie Webb, Recycling Coordinator, Maryland Environmental Service
  • The Honorable Dana Stein, Maryland House of Delegates
  • Ellen Valentino, Executive Vice President, MD-DE-DC Beverage Association
  • Andrea Crooms, Director, Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County

Location: Room 209

About the MD-DE-DC Beverage Association:
Making great products, providing countless choices and local neighbors. The MD-DE-DC Beverage Association is the regional trade association for local soft drink bottlers and distributors. These companies not only manufacture, bottle, and distribute soft drinks in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, but are a vital part of Maryland’s economy. They employ thousands of residents. In Maryland alone, 3,826 jobs are tied to the beverage industry. Their local companies have a long history of working to strengthen the communities where Maryland’s employees and consumers work and live. From working to reduce sugar from beverages in the American diet, driving sustainable solutions to preserve the environment, and protecting consumer choice.

The 2022 MACo Summer Conference will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD from August 17-20. This year’s theme is “Taking Care of Business.” More information can be found on our conference website.

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