Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
Working with stakeholders in meaningful ways to effect positive change is central to the Mitchell Center’s mission. The Materials Management team engages with community members to identify problems and seek solutions that address the needs of Maine people and communities. Learn more at the links below.
Learn about the foundational stakeholder meetings that began our work in 2015.
LD 1534: An Act to Address Hunger, Support Maine Farms and Reduce Waste
View our full report and recommendations to the Maine Legislature regarding LD 1534, "An Act To Address Hunger, Support Maine Farms and Reduce Waste."
Maine Composts Week
A collaborative event that connects communities, schools, businesses and other groups with resources to improve management of organic materials in Maine.
Risks of Food Waste Recovery
This project investigates the measurable and perceived risks of contamination in a circular food system by engaging with stakeholders and screening for contaminants after processing.
Community Waste Toolkit
The Community Waste Toolkit is a set of best practices for waste reduction in the state of Maine and focuses on four different categories: organics management, reuse, policy, and community engagement.
Exploring Reusable Packaging
This research projects explores the potential of reusable packaging systems in Maine's restaurant industry by teaming up with business owners, Municipalities, and waste managers.