Massachusetts Leads the Way on Food Waste via @NRDC
Food scraps beware! That cozy retirement in landfills that most of your predecessors have had is quickly fading as your fate. A movement is afoot to make you work tirelessly to produce energy and give back your nutrients.Mayor Bloomberg is leading New York's move into separated food waste collection, and just announced expansion of of this program, which will go from a few thousand households today to 100,000 in 2014. However, waste professionals across the country are all watching Massachusetts, who earlier this month became the first state in the nation to put forward regulations to ban businesses of a certain size from sending organics to landfills or incinerators.
In fact, Massachusetts is home to a great many pioneers addressing our country’s monumental food waste problem. (Just how monumental? Americans waste a full 40 percent of the food we produce each year.)