BAR HARBOR, Maine — Think about the plastic waste produced at any given college; students throwing away late-night food containers on weekends, using a new straw for coffee every day on their way to class, and the school itself using plastic products for events and seminars.

A world full of wasteful tendencies, working hard to reverse damage to the planet. Those reversal strategies started here in Maine with the banning of plastic straws in Portland.

By 2021, Maine’s largest city will have a complete ban on the use of plastic straws at restaurants and bars.

The plastic straw ban is the first of many bans being voted on and passed in Maine. In Bar Harbor, the College of the Atlantic is working on banning straws, and all other single-use plastic products.

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