Let’s work to make Florida 7th!!


Meanwhile in Boston, following similar state legislation in MA-



Kathleen Walston Pagan, AICP

Senior Planner, Growth Management
10 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601







From: Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Society <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Wilkie,Ann Christina
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 8:02 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Food Waste Friday #365: New York Bans Food Waste Disposal


Hi Ryan,


Great news....Florida 7th..??






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From: Ryan Graunke <[log in to unmask]>

Date: 6/21/19 5:41 PM (GMT-05:00)

To: [log in to unmask]

Subject: Food Waste Friday #365: New York Bans Food Waste Disposal


Hello BESTers,


The State of New York recently passed a law requiring food waste to be diverted from landfills.  This is the 6th state passing such a law, joining California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.  The law applies to any business generating more than 2 tons of food waste from a single location.  They must donate unsold, edible food, and if there is a food waste processing facility (like a compost facility) within 25 miles and can accept their material, they must also recycle their food waste.  The state estimates this ban could generate a $22 million economic benefit by helping to spur the organic recycling industry.  Massachusetts, which passed a similar law in 2014, saw $175 million in economic benefit within the first 2 years.  While landfill bans can be politically difficult to implement, they can be very effective drivers not only fighting food waste but growing compost, anaerobic digestion, and other organics processing technologies.


Have a great weekend,



Matthew Karmel and Eva Goulbourne

New York Food Waste Law Unlocks Economic Opportunity

June 19, 2019


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