• food insecurity March 1, 2023 12:48 am

    Proposal Would Require Boston Vendors to Donate Food That Would Otherwise Be Tossed

    Boston could soon be a leader in the fight against food insecurity, according to two city councilors who have proposed a food recovery program. The ordinance being proposed by Boston City Councilors Gabriela Coletta and Ricardo Arroyo would require food that vendors would otherwise throw away to be donated to nonprofits. “I’ve personally seen hundreds of people in my...

  • composting July 28, 2022 4:42 pm

    Boston's Composting Program Starts Next Week

    Trash day in Boston is always a busy day. But now, among all the trash, the city sees opportunity. “We the city of Boston are chasing a very ambitious goal to reduce waste by 80 percent by 2035 and to do that we have to very seriously think about food waste,” said Theresa Savarese, zero waste director for the city. Starting...

  • environment July 27, 2022 5:33 pm

    Food Waste Collection Starts Next Week in Boston

    The new composting program in Boston is meant to reduce the tons of food waste placed in the regular trash each year.

  • food insecurity July 19, 2022 9:02 am

    Inside an NYC Nonprofit Turning Would-Be Food Waste Into Meals

    The pandemic shined a spotlight on the problem of food insecurity. In New York City, one local organization, powered by Millennial and Gen Z volunteers, is fighting the problem by partnering with restaurants to deliver excess food from restaurants to people experiencing food insecurity. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine acts as the middleman, transporting food to those in need.

  • food waste April 18, 2022 4:20 pm

    5 Innovative Ways to Reduce Food Waste

    40% of the food produced in the United States is never consumed, resulting in huge quantities of edible food discarded in landfills. Here are five tips to reduce your own food waste, cut down on grocery spending, and cook more conscientiously.

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