Community Cleanup Success!

Thanks to the 30+ volunteers who helped pick up litter in downtown Waterville on Saturday, September 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We found dozens of plastic shopping bags littering Waterville. Please vote yes on question 1 on the town ballot to ban them from big box stores. https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Waterville-community-members-gather-to-cleanup-litter–493388331.html Plastic bag ban fans conduct Waterville cleanup The volunteers were supporters of a referendum question about whether to ban Waterville big-box stores’ distribution of single-use…

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Plastic bag ban would make a difference in Waterville

Community Compass: Plastic bag ban would make a difference in Waterville Voting yes on Question 1 in November would take millions of plastic bags out of the waste stream. https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/09/12/community-compass-plastic-bag-ban-would-make-a-difference-in-waterville-2/ BY TODD MARTIN Over the past few weeks, there has been a flurry of misinformation and lies spread about our citizen-led effort to reduce plastic bag pollution in Waterville (“Anger flares over Waterville’s plastic bag ordinance debate,” Aug. 21). Most of these lies and misinformation have come…

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Upcoming Events

Join us for our upcoming events: Saturday, September 15-11:00 a.m.- Community Litter Cleanup- Castonguay Square Monday, October 22 – 6:00 p.m. – Bag It screening at Beth Israel Congregation  Tuesday, October 23 – 6:00 p.m – Bag It screening at Muskie Community Center  Saturday, October 27 – 10:00 a.m. – Bag It screening at Railroad Square Cinema

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Waterville plastic bag ban fight intensifies

Waterville plastic bag ban fight intensifies By Paul Dwyer |  Posted: Fri 4:28 PM, Aug 17, 2018 http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Waterville-plastic-bag-ban-fight-intensifies-491132181.html WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) The fight between the Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition and Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro is ramping up on the issue of banning plastic bans. “We are trying to follow the lead of 15 other towns in Maine that have banned or put a small fee on plastic bags to reduce the amount we’re using in Waterville,” says Todd Martin, member…

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Other Maine Town Experiences

Fifteen Maine towns have a ban or a fee on plastic shopping bags. So how is it working in those towns? Portland Policy: Five-cent fee on paper and plastic bags at stores with greater than 2% food sales Took Effect: April 15, 2015 “There have not been any issues with compliance or businesses being cited for the plastic bag ordinance here in Portland.” Dan Davidson – City of Portland Director of Public Works “Since the…

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