Reduce paper and water waste—contact companies to stop sending you junk mail. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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.
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
Recycling is easier when you don’t have to pick through two-week-old trash. Build (or have built, or invest in) separate bins to hold glass, returnables, metal, cardboard boxes, recyclable plastic, paper, etc. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Two weeks ago, I had the great treat to get out of the office and head to Windham Middle School. I met up with NRCM staff member Ryan Parker and two NRCM members to learn what the Windham Middle School Green Team had been up to over the course of the school year. Windham was Read More
Mitch Newlin, a senior at Bates College in Lewiston, has created a novel business, Re-Fridge, based on efforts to prevent a wasteful practice he noticed as an underclassman. After his first year at Bates, Newlin was astonished to see that at the end of each year, college campuses are rife with piles of items students Read More
By Peter McGuire, news writer Portland Press Herald news story A food waste recycling program launched Wednesday in Portland hopes to trigger the next big advance in southern Maine’s municipal trash business: collection of household kitchen scraps and other organic waste. Kitchen scraps, expired produce and other food waste make up close to 30 percent Read More
By Patty Wight MPBN news story Open up a refrigerator and the chances of finding limp lettuce or soggy squash are pretty high. Here in the U.S., it’s likely that this food will find its way into the garbage — according to the USDA, at least 30 percent of the nation’s food supply is wasted. Read More
It makes sense. We produce too much trash in Maine. Not only should communities provide a convenient way for people to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, but they should also create an incentive for people to do so by charging a fee for each bag of household trash. Charging a fee for each bag of Read More