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, an increase in recycling, and they will be pushing for more recycling and oriented legislation, including a bottle bill. The Maryland bottle bill, introduced in the spring of 2013, was unsuccessful but Gov. O’Malley is determined bring it back to the table. According to the plan, less than 25% of our bottles and cans are currently being recycled. It is projected that the plan would get Maryland to 80% container recycling by 2020. Check out Vangel Inc.‘s handy infographic after the jump to learn more about the plan and help it find the support it deserves!
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