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Waste Management & Recycling Program
Business and Individual Participation
Over the years, Maine Recycles Week has come to be associated with schools and children celebrating recycling in their communities. School children are not generally the property owners or tax payers, so when we ask why do we recycle we are often addressing the wrong audience - or the right audience indirectly.
The adult population serves as the earth’s stewards now. If there are complaints about community services, they have to generally come from our local individuals that are not afraid to speak out and be critical of how the community in general does anything. Once it is brought to our attention the problem can be addressed. The waste stream often bares the brunt of criticism; however in Maine, waste reduction efforts have gone well. There are reasons to celebrate, as well as to try even harder to reach the state-wide goal of 50% recycling. What is done in school can be done at home; and what can be done at work should be done at home. Businesses and individuals have a part to play in Maine Recycles Week too.
For information to get yourself or your business involved in this year's Maine Recycles Week, please contact Bruce White at (207) 624-6247, or email@example.com.
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