Evian, L’Oréal, Mars, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Walmart and others commit to using only reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025. by Danica Kirka, Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story LONDON — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River… Continue Reading
Styrofoam cannot be recycled and is difficult to compress, so it takes up a lot of landfill…
If you purchase gifts, buy those with less packaging and pack them in recycled paper or reusable gift bags. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
If you give gifts this year, choose ones that are durable. Cheap items often wear out fast, causing a waste of materials and money. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
You may not have noticed amid all the hubbub around national issues and politics, but some other pretty important votes took place in Maine on, or near, this past Election Day. Multiple towns took important steps to help create more sustainable communities through the elimination or reduction of plastic pollution. And that is good news!… Continue Reading
Most people don’t realize that an average of 10 to 15 percent of fabric used to make new clothes is discarded. Skip giving gifts of new clothes and instead give gifts that are or can be recycled. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here…. Continue Reading
It would be great if more gardeners and volunteers joined in to deliver surplus produce to our neighbors. by Laura McCandlish, of Brunswick who formerly wrote “The Farm-to-Table Family” column for the Maine Sunday Telegram’s Source section Portland Press Herald op-ed As I ripped out spent Sun Gold vines and planted garlic at my Tom Settlemire… Continue Reading
by Maureen Milliken Mainebiz news story The eco-focus that’s helped spur the local food movement is also galvanizing the other end of the food chain: food waste disposal. Two municipal pilot programs this year are being watched to see if Maine residents will commit to regular composting. But those who handle the waste say they… Continue Reading
By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what happens to waste once it’s been thrown out or flushed away. But Mark King and the other members of the Maine Compost Team are not like most people. King, an environmental specialist with the… Continue Reading