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Massachusetts’ New Composting Rules: What They Really Mean

Boston-Globe[1]Boston Globe Magazine: Massachusetts’ New Composting Rules: What They Really Mean, by Chris Burdik

 

As of Oct. 1,Massachusetts has banned any establishment that creates a ton or more of food waste per week from sending as much as a carrot peel to the state’s rapidly dwindling available landfills. Despite a recycling rate topping 40 percent, Massachusetts businesses and households still toss about 6.5 million tons of garbage every year — enough to fill up Fenway Park 74 times.

Efforts grow in Mass. to turn food waste into energy

Boston-Globe[1]Boston Globe, “Efforts grow in Mass to turn food waste into energy; State’s landfill rules spur plans for plants,” David Abel 2013.07.22  http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/07/21/new-industry-emerges-state-prepares-ban-commercial-food-waste/5oQrf2eCYJE9CvgYNPqIfP/story.html