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The way trash should be

2023 eco-Excellence Awards!

Nominate your eco-Hero Today!

ecomaine is proud to recognize the champions of sustainability in our communities through the ecomaine eco-Excellence Awards every year – and the 2023 nominations are now being accepted!  If you know an individual, business, non-profit, or town/city staffer who’s gone above and beyond for sustainability, nominate them for ecomaine’s eco-Excellence Award!

Upcycling can win your school $500!

Submit your upcycled design for the chance to win $500

The Upcycle Challenge asks students in ecomaine’s member communities to use items that ordinarily would have been disposed of, to make all-new, functional ones and submit them by Friday, March 31.  The public will vote on a winner, who will win $500 for their school!

ecomaine by the numbers

More than ONE BILLION pounds of materials recycled since 2006
100,000 megawatt hours of renewable electricity from Maine’s trash per year
Reducing greenhouse gases AND the volume of trash being landfilled by 90%