TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE LIVING PRACTICES IN THE MID MAINE REGION

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Team

Team Leader: 

To encourage the Mid-Maine community to: RETHINK, REUSE, REDUCE and RECYCLE.

The R4 team focuses on conservation, primarily through organizing and running various activities that promote smart strategies for waste reduction.

RETHINK

Resource consumption and to integrate all related aspects into our decision-making to minimize environmental impact.

  • Do you really need to buy that item?
  • Is there a similar item with less packaging?
  • Can you borrow or share this with someone else?

REDUCE

Waste.

  • Cloth napkins instead of paper
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Tap water instead of bottled water

REUSE

Options to conserve resources.

  • Old tee-shirts for cleaning cloths instead of paper towels
  • Newspapers to clean windows (They work well. Honest!)
  • Plastic bags from the store

RECYCLE

When reuse is not an option: recycle and compost!

  • Newspapers, newsprint, phone books, etc.
  • Office paper, letters, envelopes, printouts, etc.
  • Mixed paper, paperboard packaging, cereal boxes, etc.
  • Cans & bottles that have been rinsed, aluminum, etc.
  • Magazines, catalogs, books, etc.
  • Plastic containers, both #1 & 2 (Barrels is now taking #5.)
  • Corrugated cardboard* flattened
Composting Lesson at Inland Hospital’s World of Women’s Wellness Community Event. Learn more at http://inlandhospital.org/About-Our-Organization/Community-Wellness/World-of-Women-s-Wellness.aspx
Eric Brown & Linda Woods at the Taste Of Waterville Composting Station