Portland, ME Adopts Fee on Carryout Bags

Portland, ME Adopts Fee on Carryout Bags

Portland, Maine, June 16, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Portland today voted to adopt an ordinance that places a five cents fee on single-use carryout bags. The fee will be collected on both paper and plastic disposable bags. Portland has become the first city in the state of Maine to regulate plastic bags. […]

Portland 1st To Charge Fee on Plastic Dry Cleaner Bags

Portland 1st To Charge Fee on Plastic Dry Cleaner Bags

Portland, Maine, March 19, 2014 (PBBR) – The City of Portland, Maine is considering regulating plastic bags. The proposed ordinance would also regulate paper bags and dry cleaning bags. The ordinance will be the first in the U.S. that affects plastic dry cleaning bags. Portland’s ordinance, if passed into law, would mandate a ten cents […]

State of Maine Seeks to Minimize Plastic Bags

State of Maine Seeks to Minimize Plastic Bags

Augusta, Maine, April 16, 2013 (PBBR) – State Representative Paul McGowan has introduced a bill into the State of Maine Legislature to reduce the use of plastic bags in the state. The bill, HP919, “An Act To Minimize the Use of Plastic Bags”, if passed will require the retailer to: install a recycling bin to […]

Portland, Maine Considers Polystyrene Ban

Portland, Maine Considers Polystyrene Ban

City Council Committee to Consider Ordinance | Plastic Bag Ban Report Portland, Maine, June 25, 2012 (PBBR) – Maine’s largest metropolitan area, the city of Portland, is considering a ban on polystyrene containers. The City Council voted unanimously at its regular meeting on June 18 to direct the Committee on Transportation, Sustainability and Energy to […]