Join NRCM Sustainable Maine Policy Advocate and Outreach Coordinator Sarah Lakeman for the 21st Annual Maine Recycling & Solid Waste Conference & Trade Show. Sarah will be speaking at the conference about product stewardship (on Monday) and pay-as-you-throw programs (on Tuesday). You can learn more about NRCM’s product stewardship work, including many first-in-the-nation laws that Read More
Keeping Mercury and Other Toxics Out of Environment NRCM news release Today, DEP officials presented a report to the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee showing that Maine’s five advanced recycling “product stewardship” laws are a huge success and have prevented more than 45 million pounds of electronic waste and hundred of pounds of toxic Read More
The city says about 10,000 housing units are not served by the city’s waste program. By Randy Billings, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Starting next year, Portland will require landlords of large apartment buildings to offer convenient recycling to their tenants. If they don’t, they could be subject to fines ranging from $50 Read More
Bangor Daily News news story BANGOR, Maine â Efficiency Maine is offering Mainers a $50 incentive to recycle their old refrigerators and freezers. Available statewide, Efficiency Maine’s refrigerator recycling program provides the labor and transportation free of charge, on top of the $50 incentive. In addition, people taking part in the program can save as Read More
NRCM helped put together a special event at the Maine State House to raise awareness about using reusable bags.
by the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine Today, in celebration of Environmental Health Day in the Hall of Flags at the State Capitol, Governor John Baldacci signed three bills to protect public health and the environment from mercury and lead pollution. The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, a coalition of eight Read More
Bans Disposal of Computer and Television Monitors and Calls for Agency to Plan for Statewide Collection of Hazardous Electronics NRCM news release Augusta, Maine – The Legislature has adopted a bill that bans landfilling and incineration of computer and television monitors effective January 1, 2006 and sets in motion a process to provide for collection Read More