RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts presents a case study on Johnny’s Luncheonette, an iconic diner in Newton with robust recycling and food waste diversion programs. Johnny’s Luncheonette partners with local environmental groups, such as Green Newton, on a variety of sustainability initiatives, and shares information on their food scraps composting program with customers through interactive signage.
Learn how Brandeis University, a research institution in Waltham, implemented a dorm and public space recycling program with support from RecyclingWorks, and established a performance plan for their food service provider focused on eight sustainability goals.
Learn how The Lenox Hotel has maintained a successful food waste diversion program for 4 years, donating over 80 meals per month and diverting 312,000 pounds of food scraps for composting each year. See the previous Lenox Hotel Case Study (2014) to learn more about program implementation.
Learn about food donation practices at two businesses as they partner with food rescue organizations to successfully divert nutritious food from disposal and provide it to people in need.
Learn about Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel’s waste diversion efforts through single stream recycling, source separation of food scraps, and food recovery program.
Learn about UMass Amherst’s food recovery efforts across the food recovery hierarchy, including source reduction, donation, and composting.
Learn how Boston Public Market, with the help of RecyclingWorks, donates surplus food and compost food scraps.
Learn how RecyclingWorks helped the Lenox Hotel in Boston estimate current food waste volumes and develop a successful food scraps diversion program in their three on-site restaurants. See the updated Lenox Hotel Video and Written Case Study (2019) to learn how they expanded their waste diversion program to include food donation.
Learn how the Lenox Environmental Committee and RecyclingWorks helped eight small restaurants start diverting food scraps for composting.
Learn how Massachusetts College of Art and Design set up a successful front and back-of-the-house compost collection program that diverts about 80 tons of food waste annually.