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A Zero Waste Critique of Planning Efforts in Baltimore County Maryland

Echotopia owner Diane's December 2021 letter to the county's bureau chief of Solid Waste Management

Institute for Local Self Reliance, Waste to Wealth blog

January 2022

Maryland counties can pivot to zero waste now: Ten-point alternative plan to Baltimore County's Solid Waste Work Group's report 

Diane's public testimony

Baltimore County's Solid Waste Work Group

September 2021

Analyzing Baltimore's Plastic Waste Problem video press conference. 

Diane spoke about Echotopia's refill station. The occasion was the release of a report on the single-use plastics crisis. Report is here. Press release can be found here.

South Baltimore Community Land Trust 

July 2021

Cleaning Without Creating Plastic Waste in Baltimore 

Interview with Echotopia's Diane 

Clean Water Action Maryland  

January 2020

From Trash Incineration to Zero Waste in Baltimore 

Clean Water Action Maryland 

January 2020

A Zero Waste Business on Baltimore’s Bag Ban 

Supporting testimony by Diane 

Clean Water Action Maryland 

August 2019

Maryland Must Not Abandon Zero-Waste Efforts by Diane Wittner

Baltimore Sun

July 2017

Home Green Home by Michelle Moncrieffe

Baltimore Magazine article featuring Echotopia

October 2015

Baltimore Based Sustainability Start Up Making Change Through Creative Activism by Daniel Stuelpnagel 

What Weekly

July 2015

Why Choosing Toxic Free Cleaning Products Is a Good Idea by Laurel Peltier

Baltimore Fishbowl

June 2015

Kayaks and Soap vs. Big Oil and Trash (Diane's inteview begins @14 minutes)

Talk Nation Radio

June 2015