"Patrick Administration Announces Plan to Ban Disposal of Commercial Food Waste"

July 10, 2013 Updated: January 18, 2024

Today, the Governor’s office announced an ambitious state-wide plan to ban commercial food waste in Massachusetts by July 2014. Spearheaded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the proposed ban would require all businesses that dispose of at least one ton of organic waste per week to donate or re-purpose the useable food. Any remaining waste would be shipped to an anaerobic digestion facility. Check out the full press release for more details!

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