Upcoming Events – Join Us!

Please join us at these upcoming events to learn more about plastic bag pollution and how you can help our effort! Wednesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. “Bag It” Free Documentary Film Screening Pleasant Street Methodist Church 61 Pleasant Street, Waterville Saturday, February 3 at 10:15 a.m. “Bag It” Free Documentary Film Screening Railroad Square Cinema Synopsis Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes-single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away?”…

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Recent Letters to the Editor Printed

December 21: http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/12/21/we-dont-need-any-more-plastic-bags/ We don’t need any more plastic bags Plastic shopping bags are everywhere in our society. They are made from oil, never degrade, pollute our environment, and are expensive for businesses to give away for free. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American uses 150 per year. There are about 16,000 residents of Waterville. That means 2.4 million plastic bags are used in Waterville alone every year. A plastic bag is about…

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Comments to Waterville City Council 11/8/2017

Comments read by Waterville resident Todd Martin at the November 8th 2017 Waterville City Council: Good evening. Todd Martin, Ward Six. This Saturday we will celebrate Veterans Day. We will honor the men and women who fought for this country, who served with honor, and made the ultimate sacrifice. I live just around the corner from Veteran’s Memorial Park here in town, a place I spend a fair amount of time in during the warmer…

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At the polls in Waterville on Election Day!

We had an amazing day at the polls in Waterville on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7th! We spoke with hundreds of Waterville voters about our effort to ban plastic shopping bags in Waterville. Over 300 people signed our petition which read “I support banning plastic bags in Waterville! Dozens of people where very excited about our efforts and glad to hear we were taking it on. We spoke with about 800 people throughout the day. About 75%…

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Media Coverage – Waterville group to propose ban on single-use plastic bags

Waterville group to propose ban on single-use plastic bags The Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition has been working on the issue since the summer and wants to propose an ordinance banning plastic bags at certain stores in the city. BY COLIN ELLISSTAFF WRITER WATERVILLE — After a few months of deliberation, a group looking to recommend regulations on single-use plastic bags is prepared to move forward with a proposed ban on the bags for a number of the…

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