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The National Restaurant Association (NRA) recommends four tips for reducing wasted food at restaurants. These four tips were discussed at the “Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People” workshop hosted by Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic. This workshop was sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and RecyclingWorks.

Tips for cutting wasted food include: designing a custom program, partnering with food service companies, understanding your liability, and watching for misguided mandates.

RecyclingWorks created Food Donation Guidance for Massachusetts businesses and partnered with the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic to create fact sheets on date labeling, liability protections, and tax incentives for food donation.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts 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