Rather than waste paper and your hard-earned money, buy a reusable coffee filter, widely available for a few bucks at natural food stores. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Fix water leaks as soon as you find them. A dripping faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons every day. And if that water’s not going where it’s supposed to, factor in fixing rotting floors and other expenses. To view more tips, Read More
Show your love for your special someone and the earth by greening up your Valentine’s Day. If you buy or make valentines, reuse paper or choose paper made with recycled content—and consider giving a paperless ecard instead. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine was pleased to again participate in ecomaine’s annual recycling Open House and e-waste collection event on Saturday, September 29 at their location at 62 Blueberry Road, Portland (just off Exit 46 of I-95 near the Portland International Jetport). The morning included: Tours of ecomaine’s facilities Free electronic waste (e-waste) collection Read More
Most people throughout Maine understand the importance of a healthy environment and the connection that health has to our economic well being. That’s certainly true of Brad McCurtain, owner and operator of Others!, a coffee shop located in Portland’s Monument Square. During a trip to Portland this summer, I stopped by Others! to grab an Read More
Maine Guide to Recovering and Composting Organics in Maine: An excellent resource from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Maine’s Compost School Biocycle: A national composting and organics recycling information hub. UMaine 2011 Waste Characterization Study : Showing that around 43% of our household garbage bags contain organic material (and 27 percent of which is Read More
Municipal composting programs for food waste are few and far between in Maine, but there are many around the country and beyond. In Maine, most municipalities provide composting of leaf and yard waste, but few offer food scrap composting. Some towns partner exclusively with one of Maine’s compost collection companies to offer a discount for Read More
The Ellsworth American editorial Communities in Hancock County and beyond — and the Municipal Review Committee that represents them — might want to give additional thought to their support for the Fiberight solid waste processing facility proposed for construction in Hampden. Eight members of the Maine Legislature’s Environmental and Natural Resources Committee — including the Read More
by Andy O’Brien Free Press news story In the coming weeks, Camden, Rockport, Hope and Lincolnville will hold special town meetings to decide where to send their 6,000 tons of annual household trash after March 31, 2018. That date marks the expiration of a lucrative electricity contract between the utility Emera Maine and the Penobscot Read More