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TALKIN’ TRASH: The Trouble with Litter

According to a 2009 litter survey, more than 51 billion pieces of litter appear alongside American roads each year — 6,729 items per mile of roadway! In the 40 years between study in 1969 and the 2009 study, paper, metal, … Continue reading

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TALKIN’ TRASH: Good Practices for Small Businesses

Success of a business can be measured by the three E’s: economy, employees, and the environment. Most businesses are created to be economically viable — the business needs to make enough money to reap a profit. Employees who are productive, … Continue reading

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TALKIN’ TRASH: Lincoln County Recycling and Composting

We’ve talked in past Talkin’ Trash posts about the how to’s of recycling, but just what happens to the things we put in recycling? Locally, most recyclables go the Lincoln County Recycling (LCR) Plant in Wiscasset. Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Environmental … Continue reading

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Butt Ugly

What would you guess is the most collected litter at Pemaquid Watershed Association’s annual cleanup around Pemaquid Point? Beverage cans and bottles? Food wrappers? Plastic bags? Wrong. Twice as many cigarette butts are picked up than all those other types … Continue reading

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Final Tips on Composting

This week we finish our series on composting by highlighting some tips and a few great sources of compost information. First, let’s talk about slugs. The Guardian newspaper in the UK, a country famous for its gardens and gardeners, advises … Continue reading

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