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In November, The Take Away interviewed Ashley Stanley of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a Boston-based food rescue organization, about how food donation can help reduce food waste. Lovin’ Spoonfuls collects food that businesses would otherwise throw away and distributes to social service organizations. The interview highlights how local and state waste bans, like the Massachusetts Commercial Organics Waste Ban, are helping divert surplus food to people who are hungry. This law targets large entities that generator one ton or more of food waste per week.

Image courtesy of Katy Jordan/Lovin' Spoonfuls
Image courtesy of Katy Jordan/Lovin’ Spoonfuls


RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts recently posted guidelines to help food service businesses safely donate to food rescue organizations. ReyclingWorks also provides assistance to businesses and institutions with recycling and food waste reduction through composting and food donation. To speak to a recycling expert, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at