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Date: 6/21/19 5:41 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Food Waste Friday #365: New York Bans Food Waste Disposal
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