ecomaine is pleased to announce that the Fiddlehead Center for the Arts in Scarborough won the most votes for its design of a working chandelier made from single-use plastic bottles, foam, bottle caps, felt, and other materials.
ecomaine today announced six finalists for its school-based Upcycle Challenge, which will award $500 to a participating student’s school.
On Friday, March 5, ecomaine's CEO Kevin Roche participated in an hour-long conversation on Maine Public Radio's statewide call-in program, Maine Calling, on the issue of landfill diversion and the impact of recycling in Maine.
ecomaine is pleased to announce the launch of an all-new educational curriculum designed to provide participants with six months of information, activities, and background to certify them as ‘Master Recyclers.’
Following a recent fire at ecomaine sparked by an improperly-disposed-of lithium-ion battery - in which, thankfully, no one was hurt - ecomaine hosted Sean Plasse, Regional Program Manager from Call2Recycle, for a webinar to discuss battery safety, disposal, and messaging.
Want to win $500 for your school's Green Team, STEM Club, or Project Graduation? Submit your design using upcycled materials and let us know how it works!
We at ecomaine pride ourselves on our education, outreach, and increasing awareness of sustainable waste management strategies. This week has been full of highlights of such activities, and I’m pleased to share a few of them with you here.
Portland-based recycling and waste manager to celebrate leaders in sustainability from across Maine
Following America Recycles Day on November 15, ecomaine announced more than $18,500 in grant funding to 10 recipients of its 2020-21 School Recycling Grants, which are designed to raise recycling awareness in schools and communities, and to help schools implement more efficient recycling programs or add composting to their waste collection.
The solid waste industry has been challenged in recent months in Maine and elsewhere by fluctuating markets, the COVID-19 pandemic, and evolving packaging materials. ecomaine CEO Kevin Roche presented, as part of a panel discussion, on the efforts by Maine’s leader in single-sort recycling and waste-to-energy to promote more sustainable policies and strategies to divert waste from Maine’s landfills.