New & Noteworthy News from ecomaine
ecomaine names winners of annual Recycling is a Work of Art painting contest
Artwork to promote recycling will be displayed on mobile recycling dumpsters around Maine
2021 Recycling is a Work of Art contest is NOW OPEN!
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.
ecomaine’s 2021 Open House Cancelled
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.
ecomaine to celebrate waste and recycling hauling community, focus on safety
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.
ecomaine’s 2021 eco-Excellence Award Winners Announced
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.
Striving for Excellence
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.
The benefits of waste-to-energy
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.
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts wins ecomaine’s ‘Upcycle Challenge’
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.
VOTE NOW! ecomaine announces Finalists for 2021 Upcycle Challenge
ecomaine today announced six finalists for its school-based Upcycle Challenge, which will award $500 to a participating student’s school.
ecomaine on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling
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.