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This article from Spare Change News provides an excellent overview of one institution’s commitment to reducing their food waste.  Boston Medical Center has joined the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge in preparation for the upcoming Massachusetts commercial organics waste ban, beginning October 1, 2014.  John Fischer, DEP Branch Chief for Commercial Waste Reduction, explains how targeting the largest food waste producers with the ban will help to develop the infrastructure required to handle food waste on a large scale. Food waste can be diverted through a combination of donations, composting, and anaerobic digestion, and the hospital’s initial step was to reduce the amount of food they purchase in the first place.