Friday Buffet

This Just In: Massachusetts is planning to ban commercial food waste from landfills. That means large restaurants, hospitals, universities and other large generators would have to compost or create energy with their waste. The ban, likely to go into effect in 2014, would be the first of its kind in the U.S.

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Chuck Schumer knows that anaerobic digestion is a ‘game changer.’ He cut the ribbon at the opening of a New York biogas facility to turn manure and food waste into energy.

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Next door, Connecticut is beginning to focus on extracting energy from its food waste.

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Eating more of every animal–it’s the green thing to do.

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Here’s a decent guideline for supermarkets–a recent audit found that 59% of an Illinois Whole Foods trash was compostable.

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Finally, this piece has some good advice on how restaurants can become more sustainable, including keeping a better eye on waste (scroll to the bottom).

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One Comment

  1. Posted May 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Whoa! That’s a bold step that MA is considering. I’m so interested to see what happens.

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