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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.

Here’s how NYC is going to start turning its food scraps into power: Inside the brown energy movement

scienceline-300x59[1]“Here’s how NYC is going to start turning its food scraps into power,” by Nick Stockton 2013.12.20 http://scienceline.org/2013/12/heres-how-nyc-is-going-to-start-turning-its-food-scraps-into-power/

Power From Food Scraps

livingonearth[1]Living on Earth, “Power from Food Scraps,” Curwood – Podcast – 2013.09.20  http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00038&segmentID=4

 

Massachusetts businesses stay ahead of food waste ban

greenbiz.comGreenbiz/NRDC Switchboard, “Massachusetts businesses stay ahead of food waste ban,” Dana Gunders, 2013.08.01 http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/08/01/massachusetts-businesses-ahead-ban-food-waste

Bloomberg Plan Aims to Require Food Composting

NY-Times[1]NY Times, “Bloomberg Plan Aims to Require Food Composting,” Mireya Navarro 2013.06.16 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/nyregion/bloombergs-final-recycling-frontier-food-waste.html