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First we waste time shopping, then organizing overstuffed closets. Soon, we tire of the look and toss clothes away, generating guess what? More waste. by Ellen Taylor Portland Press Herald feature EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a monthly five-part series about a group of professors and staff at the University of Maine at Read More
L.L. Bean and other non-food retailers would not be affected by the ban. Portland Press Herald news story FREEPORT — A referendum on banning disposable plastic bags in Freeport is headed to the June ballot. Town Clerk Christine Wolfe certified 667 signatures on the petition, more than the amount required to put the issue on Read More
A Town Council-supported ballot question, meanwhile, will ask voters to consider a minimal fee on paper and plastic bags. By Peter McGuire, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story FREEPORT — Activists are pushing for a referendum to ban disposable plastic grocery bags in town, arguing that a different ballot question supported by the Town Read More
One anecdote from the movie really hit home for me: Americans waste so much food that it’s as if we leave the store with several bags of groceries, drop one bag in the parking lot, and keep on walking.
Let’s be honest: The easiest time to fall in love with Maine farmers’ markets is amidst the luscious towers of tomatoes and melons in August, not the coolers of meats and crates of root vegetables in January. You might not have even realized that there IS a farmers’ market near you in January! But every Read More