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South Portland Eyes Ambitious Recycling Goals

South Portland Eyes Ambitious Recycling Goals

The Energy and Recycling Committee has set a goal for the city to raise the overall recycling rate from 28.74 percent to 35 percent in two years, and to 40 percent in 2019.

The committee also is in the preliminary stages of constructing a proposal that would curb the use of single-use plastic bags and foam food containers in the city.

It is not yet clear whether a future proposal will follow on the coattails of Portland’s initiative to charge a nickel for single-use plastic bags and ban the commercial use of foam containers, which goes into effect April 15.

Continue reading at The Bangor Daily News

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