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Home composting is the most economical and environmentally sustainable way to manage household organic waste. Doing the work yourself, and preventing your organic materials from travelling to a compost site, saves money on any transportation and processing fees and reduces collection vehicle traffic and pollution. If you have a garden and the desire to maintain Read More
Organic Materials Don’t Belong in Landfills: Sending our organic waste, like food and yard waste, to landfills or incinerators is unsustainable. We need to move beyond the idea that our waste simply goes “away” and instead look for smart, effective ways to close the loop on our consumption patterns. Composting is nature’s way of recycling Read More
Supporters of three similar proposals say they reduce waste and pollution, while opponents say they add a burden on consumers and retailers. By Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — Lawmakers heard lengthy testimony Monday on bills that would make Maine the latest state to charge consumers for disposable plastic bags. Read More
Senator Saviello, Representative Welsh, 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. I appreciate this opportunity to testify in support of LD 659 and LD 712. As many of you know, Read More
Senator David Woodsome, Chair Representative Mark Dion, Chair Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities & Technology My name is Dylan Voorhees and I am the Clean Energy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Thank you for allowing us to present this testimony. (Our testimony today is nearly identical to testimony we submitted in Read More
By Julia Hathaway, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News Story There’s a chore most of us probably have dealt with this past week. Maybe you outsourced it to your children. Maybe you and a significant other argued over whose turn it was. But if you live in a municipality with trash collection, someone lugged Read More
When I began working at NRCM more than 17 years ago, I had no knowledge of environmental issues other than the advice I had heard for years of, “Don’t litter,” and “Reduce, reuse, recycle.” I didn’t separate my glass and plastic for recycling. I didn’t reuse paper or print on both sides, and I never Read More