by Matt Prindiville, NRCM Toxics Project Director “Yesterday, the Maine Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee came to consensus on a bold move to ensure Maine families and wildlife are protected from preventable diseases caused by the toxic chemical, Deca-BDE. The bill, which bans the use of the toxic chemical ‘Deca’s in plastic shipping pallets, faces additional floor 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
In the summer of 1976, Maine Senator Edmund Muskie spoke on the floor of the United States Senate regarding the importance of beverage container redemption legislation. “It is a needed step to assist in developing a ‘conservation ethic’ that rejects waste and embraces thrift, husbandry, and saving part of the Earth’s abundance for our posterity,” Read More