Since our last post we've been able to do even more!
After presenting in Bar Harbor in January, they passed two ordinances. One for single use plastic bags and another for polystyrene take out containers. The ordinances came into effect on February 15th!
Mount Desert and Tremont followed soon after with bag and container bans of their own!
On a visit to the state house for a climate rally we were able to talk with the island representatives. The two of them had not only heard of the island bans but were extremely supportive of them. Eventually the conversation got around to that of the state wide styrofoam container ban and they expressed interest of a statewide bag ban in the future.