Gov. Hogan Reverses Maryland's 'Zero-Waste' Plan, 85% Landfill Diversion Goal

On June 27, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a reversal of previous Governor Martin O'Malley's 'zero-waste' plan, which included goals of 60% organic waste diversion from the state's landfills by 2020 and 85% by 2040.

Hogan said that the state will instead focus on more "achievable" recycling goals. He reasoned that the "last minute" and "poorly devised" plan "usurped local authority" concerning their waste streams.  Maryland's secretary of the environment added that Maryland will remain focused on reduction, reuse and recycling, but no new rule will be issued.

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