Monthly Archives: June 2021

REMINDER: Maine’s Plastic Bag Ban & Polystyrene Ban – Effective July 1st, 2021

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection had delayed the enforcement of the law that bans single-use plastic bags and the collection of the 5¢ fee for single-use paper bags. The law’s enforcement will go into effect on July 1, 2021.

Secondly, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection had also delayed the enforcement of the law that bans the use of this polystyrene foam food service containers until July 1, 2021.

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Study: New State-Run Recycling Program Could Cost Mainers $134 Million a Year

Family of four could pay more than $50 a month more for groceries

June 7, 2021 – Augusta, ME – A new study released last week estimates that a bill being considered by the Maine Legislature could increase the cost of consumer products by between $99 million and $134 million a year, leading to a potential cost increase for a family of four of between $32 per month and $59 per month.

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