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The Boston Globe recently reported on the efforts of the Mi-Amore, a Winthrop-based food rescue organization that delivers donated food to needy members of the community. Mi-Amore was founded in 2015 by a local husband and wife team who have first-hand experience growing up in a household that is reliant on food assistance. The volunteer-driven…

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The United States Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, located in Cambridge, serves as a federal transportation and logistics expertise center. The Volpe Center reached out to RecyclingWorks as they considered ways to expand their organics waste diversion program for coffee grounds to include additional types of organic waste generated in…

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The Daily Item recently reported on actions being taken by Massachusetts businesses, institutions, and charitable organizations to reduce food waste in their communities. In many cases, these entities are working together to find synergies in reducing the amount of waste they produce, donating excess food, or diverting food scraps to other uses such as composting.…

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The Boston Globe recently examined how several Massachusetts higher education institutions are responsibly managing the substantial accumulations of reusable materials on campus. When college and university students leave campus at the end of the school year, they collectively leave behind large quantities of furniture, appliances, clothing, and more. Additionally, many schools are left with surplus…

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The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) recently released a guide to help restaurants reduce plastic waste in their operations. This guide,  3 Steps to Reduce Plastic and Benefit Your Business: A Guide for Restaurants and Eateries, is part of the Trash Free Waters Pilot Project, a partnership between PSI, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 office,…

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MassLive recently reported on Boston-based food rescue organization Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ plan to expand operations to Western Massachusetts. The organization is currently raising funds and building partnerships with area organizations in order to facilitate expansion to the greater Springfield area, which has one of the highest rates of child food insecurity in the state. Lovin’ Spoonfuls…

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EcoRI News recently described Stop & Shop’s efforts to minimize waste in its operations. The Quincy-based company is leading the way for other supermarket chains, utilizing recycling, food donation, and anaerobic digestion initiatives to reduce waste. Each day, delivery trucks transport grocery products to more than 200 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and…

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The US Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Hierarchy ranks feeding hungry people near the top of its priorities as a strategy to reduce wasted food. When businesses and institutions donate edible wholesome food, it has a positive impact on the environment while also supporting the local community and economy. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection…

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CDRecycler recently reported on the sustainability achievements and lessons learned during the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world’s largest conference and exposition dedicated to green building. Usually hosted by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center (BCEC), in 2017, Greenbuild was co-located with the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX),…

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The Berkshire Eagle recently reported on Berkshire Community College (BCC) successfully defending its statewide title in the diversion category of the RecycleMania competition managed by Keep America Beautiful. RecycleMania is a friendly competition among colleges and universities that engages students to promote recycling and waste reduction activities across campus. In 2018, teams from 300 higher…

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