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.
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!