food waste

New England News
4:14 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Massachusetts DEP Commissioner To View Red Lion Inn's Composting Process

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With America Recycles Day Saturday, Massachusetts environmental officials are celebrating the Commonwealth’s new commercial food waste ban – the first statewide ban in the nation. The state’s Commissioner of Environmental Protection will visit the Red Lion Inn to see how the renowned hotel is shipping its food waste to a nearby farm.

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New England News
6:44 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Patrick Administration Proposes New Ban On Commercial Food Waste

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This week, officials from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs proposed a ban on commercial food waste beginning in July 2014 that would aim to divert food and organic waste from landfills and support disposal through anaerobic digestion, a process that can transform the discarded material to energy.

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