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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.

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Decreasing the volume of wasted food from foodservice operations reduces the overall cost of operations and increases efficiency. In 2018, RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts (RecyclingWorks) began conducting interviews with food waste prevention technology companies to quantify their collective impact in Massachusetts. RecyclingWorks follows up with these companies annually to request an update on customer base and…

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Fenway Park in Boston may be the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball but that hasn’t stopped the venue from heading into a new frontier by going green. The venue has several initiatives to be carbon neutral and to be a more sustainable facility. The ballpark was even recognized in 2018 by Major League Baseball…

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Since 2014, when the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) enacted the Commercial Organics Disposal Ban, businesses and institutions across the state have increasingly diverted food waste. While food waste diversion leads to significant environmental benefits, it also has the potential to provide cost savings for businesses and creates opportunities to address customer and employee…

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Behind the larger system that drives food waste away from trash disposal are the diligent food scrap separation efforts in kitchens, offices, dining halls, and manufacturing facilities. Business food waste programs require training, logistics, and planning to be successful. The program at Wheatleigh exemplifies that. With a focus on employee training and a dedication to…

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Breweries across Massachusetts are demonstrating their commitment to sustainability through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and organics diversion opportunities. Here are just a few recent examples.  Untold Brewing is a Scituate-based microbrewery with sustainability efforts focused on waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and water conservation. As recently reported by The Hingham Anchor, the micro-brewery diverts spent…

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced 2020 and 2021 WasteWise and Food Recovery Challenge award winners, which included three Massachusetts organizations: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Lovin’ Spoonfuls Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School – Island Grown Schools Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) was recognized as a 2020 and 2021 National WasteWise…

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As a business dedicated to tracking and preventing food waste, Leanpath has a strong pulse on the issue. Andrew Shakman, CEO & Co-Founder of Leanpath, makes the case that the problem of food waste is more relevant today than ever before. You can find the December 10, 2021 webinar recording here. In the midst of…

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In 2017, developer and property manager J. Rockwell Allen (Rocky) converted a long-vacant building on the former Northampton State Hospital site into The Columns at Rockwell Place (The Columns), a LEED-certified multifamily property comprising of 25 condominium units. The Columns offers residents electric car chargers, recycling, and food waste collection for composting at no cost.…

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“Our customers hold us to a high standard, so we want to hold ourselves to an even higher standard” – Jaclyn Graham, Chief Communications Officer for Nashoba Brook Bakery. On November 10, RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts (RecyclingWorks) hosted the Fall 2021 WasteWise Forum Webinar in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the…

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