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Article filed under Composting, Sustainable Plastics, Waste to Wealth, Young Activist Club | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 20, 2017

ILSR Submits Testimony in Favor of Maryland Anti-Styrofoam Bill

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/testimony-maryland-anti-styrofoam-bill/

On February 15th, 2017, the Maryland House of Delegates’ Committee on Environment and Transportation conducted a hearing on House Bill 229: “Polystyrene Food Service Products and Polystyrene Loose Fill Packaging – Prohibition on Sale.” The legislation, which was introduced by Maryland Delegate Brooke Lierman (District 46), seeks to ban polystyrene (otherwise known as styrofoam) food service products due to its adverse impacts on disposal, the waste stream generally, and the environment. Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Young Activist Club | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Feb 12, 2015

Takoma Park Students to Host “Love the Earth, Don’t Trash it” Victory Celebration

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/yac-love-the-earth-dont-trash-it/

VICTORY! Over the last 6 years, the Takoma Park Young Activist Club has been campaigning to get toxic styrofoam lunch trays out of Piney Branch Elementary School. While MCPS and the Board of Education rejected the proposal for their single school dishwasher project, as of September 2014 MCPS did replace all styrofoam trays systemwide with paperboard trays. Continue reading

Article filed under Biomaterials, Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Oct 16, 2012

Internships Available – Jobs and Styrofoam Research

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/wtw-internship-openings/

ILSR’s Waste to Wealth Program has openings for qualified college and university students or graduates for summer or academic year internships to research the economic and watershed benefits of composting and to assist with its no-styrofoam campaign. Continue reading