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This article from notes two local efforts to reduce waste, including Big E’s Market, where owner Michael Superson worked with the RecyclingWorks program to implement an award-winning composting program at the supermarket.  According to Superson, a deciding factor in the decision to implement the program was an estimate from RecyclingWorks of the amount of waste the market would likely produce; in the first year,80 tons of food waste were instead diverted to a compost farm, a cost reducing measure which was met with enthusiasm by the employees and required no additional staff to implement.  The article also notes the efforts by RecyclingWorks to prepare food waste producers for compliance with the upcoming commercial food waste disposal ban.