The last year was an eventful one for most of us – and ecomaine is no exception! The theme of ecomaine’s 2021 annual report focuses on a year of ‘RE…’ Returning to (somewhat) normal. Reducing, reusing, and recycling, of course. Refreshing. Recommitting. Responding. Reinventing. And much more. We invite you to review 2021 with us.
Following the passage of Maine's Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) law, CNBC paid a visit to ecomaine to learn more about the state of recycling and report on what the bill may mean for municipalities, taxpayers, and manufacturers. Click below to see the video.
Artwork to promote recycling will be displayed on mobile recycling dumpsters around Maine
Every year, ecomaine, Maine’s leader in single-sort recycling, looks for local artists of all ages to turn its recycling drop-off containers into vibrant works of colorful art in its annual ecomaine Recycling is a Work of Art Contest.
Due to uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as shortages in rental equipment, electronic waste vendors and labor, ecomaine has reached the sad decision to cancel its 2021 Open House.
Following a year in which essential services took on a whole new meaning, ecomaine will celebrate the drivers and crews that collect Maine’s recycling and trash, and who have done so throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Normally, ecomaine's eco-Excellence Award winners are announced at a luncheon event with dozens of people in attendance. In fact, the 2020 event was one of the very last events ecomaine held before the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown occurred. But with so much uncertainty in early 2021, we chose to honor this year's class via a video tribute, unveiled at ecomaine's 2021 Annual Meeting in Portland.
ecomaine is proud to share that our organization is the cover feature article in Waste Advantage Magazine this June. Our work in recycling, food waste diversion, waste-to-energy, commitment to safety and environmental excellence, as well as a significant investment in educational outreach are all covered in the article, available below. Through challenges in recyclables markets and COVID-19, ecomaine has remained steadfast in its dedication to our mission.
A report released this week seeks to inform the waste industry, policymakers, and residents about the benefits of waste-to-energy facilities, like that at ecomaine in Portland. “The Scientific Truth about Waste to Energy Facilities and Quantifiable Benefits They Provide” by chemical engineer and City College of New York professor Dr. Marco J. Castaldi, employs multiple independent scientific reviews to provide a modern and comprehensive appraisal of waste-to-energy’s advantages in providing a sustainable approach to solid waste.
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.