Town councilors could send a resolution to the Maine Legislature urging a statewide ban on the use of plastic bags. By Leslie Bridgers, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Windham doesn’t plan to pave the way on banning plastic bags. But the idea, proposed by local eighth-grader Sierra Yost, could be considered on a Read More
NRCM is working hard to bring plastic pollution solutions to Maine. Together, we can reduce Maine’s impact on this catastrophic global problem and provide inspiration for others around the world.
Plastic pollution in Maine is a more devastating problem than you may think. Plastic is present throughout the environment everywhere on earth. Maine is no exception. Plastic is polluting our waterways, coastlines, forests, and open spaces, choking wildlife, and making its way into the food web.
The sources of plastic pollution in Maine are unnervingly diverse, and the flow of plastic into the environment is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, it is increasing. The amount of plastic litter we can see is astounding, but even more worrisome is the staggering amount of plastic pollution we cannot see—so-called microplastic. A growing body of evidence is revealing plastic pollution’s devastating impact on our health and the environment.
Groups seek to make manufacturers responsible for collecting and recycling products CRADLE² News Release TODAY, Forty-two years after the recycling movement began on the first Earth Day, a new coalition has been launched to “bring recycling into the 21st century” by working for policies that make manufacturers responsible for collecting and recycling their products and Read More
NRCM helped put together a special event at the Maine State House to raise awareness about using reusable bags.
NRCM Statement at the Kickoff Press Conference for “Got Your Bags, Maine?” by Matt Prindiville, NRCM Clean Production Project Director “Mainers use and dispose of more than 700 million shopping bags a year. That’s more than two million bags thrown away every single day. These bags end up in landfills, on our streets as litter, Read More
by Kathryn Skelton, staff writer Sun Journal news story Hannaford supermarket will give away an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 reusable tote bags at two stores in Augusta, and one in Winthrop, at the end of July as part of a push to ween more customers off paper and plastic bags. Spokesman Mike Norton said combined, Read More
Before the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development by Matt Prindiville, NRCM Toxics Project Director Good afternoon Senator Shneider, Representative Smith and members of the Committee. My name is Matt Prindiville, and I’m the Clean Production Project Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). NRCM is Maine’s leading, membership-supported environmental Read More