How to meet the MD Food Waste Law

What is a food waste ban? Several states have Food Waste Bans which restrict businesses from disposing organic/food waste into the landfill trash. Maryland has joined the list of State Food Waste Laws with the passing of MD House Bill 264 in May 2021. Why are food waste laws important? According to the Maryland Department…

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Green Holiday Meal Tips

Two great tips for a green holiday meal: Take time to plan your holiday meals to minimize food waste Support local businesses Minimize Food Waste from Holiday Meals Did you know that the average household in US spends approximately $1,500 a year on food that will be wasted and often tossed in the trash? Just…

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Compost Program 101 (Part 2): Assessment

Now that we’ve got the basics of compost under our belt (click here to see the first blog in this series post in case you missed the intro to compost!), let’s move on to the first step of implementing a compost program: conducting an assessment. First, we’ll start with a waste audit, which is exactly…

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Got Food Scraps? (Part I)

Whether we like it or not, we create compostable waste every day.  The luckiest among us have established composting infrastructure to divert that waste from landfills and incinerators.  The rest of us are left to try and figure out how to best to dispose of our company’s food waste, yard waste, and other organic material…

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Are Food Waste Bans Giving You a Headache?

We all agree that recycling is important, right? But have you considered recycling food waste? When food is placed in a landfill, it slowly breaks down and releases methane, a greenhouse gas linked to climate change. No one likes that. Check out the newest list below of states and cities focused on diverting food waste…

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Designing a Food Waste Collection Program

The USDA estimates that one-third of all available food supply is wasted, which accounts for 21% of all the waste in the US sent to landfills or energy-recovery incinerators according to the EPA. Unlike the Mobro incident in 1987 that kick-started recycling in the US, the coming food waste revolution looks to be driven by…

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