Category Archives: Businesses

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon became the nation’s second state, following closely behind Maine, to require producers of packaging, paper products, and food service ware (consumer brands) to share responsibility for supporting effective recycling programs across the state. Oregon’s Plastic Pollution … Read More

As we marked Maine’s historic passage of the first extended producer responsibility (EPR) law for packaging in the nation last week, we couldn’t help but think back to the 1997 milk jug crisis. What’s that, you ask? Read this front-page … Read More

On July 28,  Auburndale Builders presented a virtual tour of an existing Newton home being remodeled for accessibility (adding an elevator) and reducing energy use dramatically to the PHIUS Passive House retrofit standard. Auburndale’s Project Manager for the job and the project architect, Richard … Read More

BOSTON, MA (July 13, 2021) — Maine has become the nation’s first state to require producers of packaged goods (consumer brands) sold in the state to finance the maintenance and expansion of municipal recycling programs. The bill, which was introduced … Read More

compostable bamboo toothbrush

Toothbrush manufacturers and dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Since most are not recyclable, that’s a LOT of toothbrushes that wind up in the trash over your lifetime. Next time you are shopping for … Read More