By Alex Lear Forecaster news story BATH — The City Council on Wednesday granted unanimous first passage to ordinances that would ban the distribution of disposable plastic shopping bags and polystyrene containers. The panel will vote a second and final time Nov. 1. The decision follows two “Bring Your Own Bag” forums hosted last month… Continue Reading
Thanks for celebrating the First Annual Maine Gleaning Week and World Food Day with us! NRCM and our partners in the Maine Gleaning Network and Food Recovery Coalition and others collaborated on this free event at the Portland Public Library on Monday, October 16th. We hope you were inspired by Maine’s food recovery leaders and enjoyed celebrity chef Anthony… Continue Reading
by Nathan Strout Times Record news story After months of work, the Bath Solid Waste Advisory Committee is preparing to present an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers, while also putting fees on paper bags. “The Solid Waste Advisory Committee has been meeting since last January or February, so for several months, examining… Continue Reading
Don’t be so quick to throw out that empty cereal bag—give them a second life as drawer liners and lunch bags. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Brown bag school lunches can be surprisingly wasteful of resources. Consider packing your family’s lunches in reuseable containers and bottles. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Planning your new home? Build it with the environment in mind—no larger than fits your needs. Less house means less cleaning time, smaller energy bills, and fewer resources needed to build it in the first place. To view more tips, click here.
Before you hit the Print key on your computer, ask yourself if it’s an item that really needs to be printed. Read and delete the ones you don’t need to save and electronically file others you might refer to later. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS… Continue Reading
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.
Belfast just became the tenth Maine town to adopt an ordinance to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags! On August 15, the Belfast City Council passed the ordinance, which bans single-use plastic bags. And, while they were at it, councilors also voted to ban foam food packaging, adding Belfast to the growing list of… Continue Reading