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Evian, L’Oréal, Mars, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Walmart and others commit to using only reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025. by Danica Kirka, Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story LONDON — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Read More
Senator Saviello, Representative Tucker, and members of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee. My name is Pete Didisheim, I am the Advocacy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and I appreciate this opportunity to testify on the three bills before the Committee that would create product stewardship programs for carpets (LD 375), mattresses Read More
Mandating disclosure of phthalates would help consumers make safer choices for their families. Portland Press Herald editorial In about two weeks, Maine environmental regulators will have to decide whether they’ll require manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain phthalates: chemicals linked to serious health problems in kids that are in everything from lunch boxes and Read More
The regulation now would apply only to products targeted to kids under 12 and not to pregnant women, sparking an outcry from advocates of chemical safeguards. By Colin Woodard, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Gov. Paul LePage’s administration has endorsed a substantially weakened draft of a rule requiring manufacturers to reveal which products Read More
Robin Barstow Bangor Daily News op-ed Mothers are diverse. There are all kinds of us. We’re tall, we’re short, we’re in between. We’re black, we’re white, we’re brown. We’re funny, we’re serious, we’re sometimes both. We’re rich, we’re poor, we’re in the middle. Some of us love to do the dishes, some of us hate Read More
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
by Rob Poindexter WABI-TV news story Augusta – Public hearings began Friday on a bill that would phase out the use of BPA, a chemical found in items like baby bottles and sippy cups. A diverse group of people met with the media this morning before testifying before lawmakers. The group is urging the governor Read More