Blog Post

Sustainable America’s blog highlighted Juliet, a Somerville restaurant committed to reducing wasted food. Juliet hosted a dinner for the ReuseConex Conference in October and put the spotlight on turning would-be wasted food into tasty menu items.

For the ReuseConex dinner, Juliet worked with local farmers markets and Metro Pedal Power to source the seconds at the end of the day. The 20 diners raved about the dishes, which included a dish with pesto made from leafy green carrot tops and a gazpacho made from vegetable trimmings. In addition to using surplus food for their menu items, Juliet composts whatever is left. The initiative of the restaurant supports the EPA and USDA goal of reducing wasted food by 50% by 2030.

Sustainable American helped organize the dinner for ReuseConex, the biennial international reuse conference and expo.

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