On April 2, 2019, Tandem Coffee Roasters launched an ambitious initiative to drastically reduce waste at both of their locations in Portland. The company has lowered all drink prices by 25 cents and started charging customers 25 cents if they need a single-use cup for their drink order. The main intention is to get people Read More
Senator Carson, Representative Tucker, and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, my name is Sarah Lakeman and I am the Sustainable Maine Project Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). I appreciate this opportunity to testify in support of LD 524. NRCM is dedicated to advancing policies and Read More
by Nathan Strout, Times Record staff Times Record news story BATH — Bath’s landfill won’t be able to take the city’s waste forever. That’s one reason why Bath launched a public composting project nearly two years ago to prevent organic trash from taking up space and filling the landfill sooner. “Someday the city’s landfill is Read More
Maine K-12 schools generate an estimated seven million pounds of food waste annually (1). That is a staggering amount for our small state, and it reflects the larger, global food waste problem. At home, almost one-third of the garbage Mainers throw out is food waste and scraps. Meanwhile, one in five Maine kids may not Read More
We are all familiar with the challenges of using plastic cutlery. These utensils notoriously fail at the only task they are made for: cutting and picking up food. In addition, they create a lot of single-use trash, are not recyclable, and there are reusable options. In recent years, schools have brought plastic cutlery into lunchrooms. Read More
Reduce food waste by creating a compost bin in the kitchen at your office. Coworkers can take the bin home and add it to their own compost piles. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Leaves are a great component of compost—shred and mix in a few heaps to your compost bin. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine was pleased to again participate in ecomaine’s annual recycling Open House and e-waste collection event on Saturday, September 29 at their location at 62 Blueberry Road, Portland (just off Exit 46 of I-95 near the Portland International Jetport). The morning included: Tours of ecomaine’s facilities Free electronic waste (e-waste) collection Read More
Help your local school go green! Propose recycling programs, composting, and energy saving at the PTA meetings. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.