If you receive something you really don’t need, “regift” it by passing it on to someone who can use it. Be careful not to offend, but keep in mind keeping a gift you don’t need is wasteful. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here. Read More
The EPA reports that about 40% of all battery sales occur during the holiday season. Since even rechargeable batteries end up in the waste stream at some point, give gifts that don’t require batteries. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here. 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
By Bonnie Washuk, Staff Writer Sun Journal news story While recycling in Maine is in the dumps with a tough market and a need for recycling education, there’s a bright spot: Maine’s 40-year-old bottle bill. The bin collecting bottles and cans is in many Maine kitchens. Mainers have been paying deposits and religiously returning cans Read More
Halloween is just around the corner! Did you know that you could save thousands of pounds of waste by reusing an old costume, or trading old costume components with your neighbors? To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Nearly four billion trees are cut every year for paper products. Reuse and recycle paper products and help reduce the number of trees that are cut across the globe. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Steps include reducing waste, learning what is accepted locally and redeeming beverage containers. by Sarah Lakeman, Special to the Press Herald Portland Press Herald op-ed AUGUSTA — Global recycling markets are changing, and cities and towns across Maine are responding – some by abandoning their recycling programs. This is a big wake-up call that will 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.
By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story Shlomit Auciello of Rockland hasn’t bought plastic wrap, or new Tupperware-style plastic containers, in decades. She avoids using microfiber fleece and washes plastic bags to reuse them again and again. She knows that makes her a bit quirky by modern American standards, but she hopes Read More