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An article published by Waste Dive highlights the efforts by the NFL to minimize waste produced at Super Bowl LI in Houston. The NFL’s environmental team begins planning how to handle waste at each Super Bowl more than a year in advance. Because the Super Bowl is held in a different city each season, each…

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The US EPA recently announced 2016 Food Recovery Challenge Award Winners in New England. Organizations that participate in the Food Recovery Challenge pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results. In 2015, 54 New England participants diverted over 52,000 tons of food to donation and/or composting. The EPA is presenting a…

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RecyclingWorks is developing best management practices for building professionals to increase recycling and reuse of construction and demolition (C&D) materials. RecyclingWorks is coordinating a series of stakeholder meetings that will inform the development of this guidance. Through these meetings, RecyclingWorks is learning about reuse and recycling of these materials from the experience of contractors, architects,…

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Practice Greenhealth is hosting a five-part series, “Feed People, Not Landfills,” on reducing food waste in hospitals. Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit membership organization, is a source for environmental solutions in the healthcare sector, including webinars, eLearning, and educational programs. The five webinars focus on food waste assessment, prevention, donation, and management in the health care…

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For participants in the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) and WasteWise programs, annual 2015 data and 2016 goals are due March 31, 2016. Participants in either program must submit their 2015 data and 2016 goals in order to stay active and maintain eligibility to receive awards. Enter data and goals by accessing your account on…

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This summer, RecyclingWorks staff helped the Wilco Solid Sound Festival establish a compost and recycling collection program. Every two years the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) hosts this music and arts festival. The event draws over 8,000 visitors and has more than a dozen food and drink vendors. Over the course of this…

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On June 4th, RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and Whole Foods to host the Spring 2015 “Diversion and Reduction through Food Donation” WasteWise Forum. The event took place at Whole Foods Market Regional Office in Cambridge. It was a successful event that brought together 58 participants…

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Presentations from the recent WasteWise forum are now available on our WasteWise page; you can visit that page or use the following links to download and review slideshows of the presentations. Solid Waste Management Hierarchy-Christine Beling, Project Engineer at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1 The Furniture Trust-Michelle Blakemore, Education and Outreach Manager at The…

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This article from the Berkshire Eagle highlights the effort that the historic Red Lion Inn has made to reduce food waste in their hotel and restaurants. The article includes perspectives from MassDEP Commissioner David Cash, as well as State Representative William ‘Smitty’ Pignatelli. For more information on the food waste ban, visit our Food Waste page for guidance from…

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The RecyclingWorksMA.com website has had over 50,000 visitors in 2014, seeing an increase in traffic in the lead up the the beginning of the food waste ban! Thank you to all our users for your contribution in making our website a successful resource for the citizens of Massachusetts! If you’ve only had experience with one…