Massachusetts plans food waste ban in '14

Kavanaugh, Catherine
July 2013
Waste & Recycling News;7/22/2013, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p0003
Trade Publication
The article reports that Massachusetts plans to ban food waste as of July 22, 2013. The state's Energy and Environmental Affairs said that under the proposed commercial food disposal ban, food scraps will be turned into clean energy. The ban is expected to affect large restaurants, hospitals universities and hotels and will involve shipping of food waste to a facility that will use anaerobic digestion to convert it into biogas.


Related Articles

  • Toronto Moves Ahead With AD Plant Upgrade. Gorrie, Peter // BioCycle;Jul2016, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p33 

    The article discusses the redevelopment of Dufferin Organics Processing Facility with the expansion of anaerobic digester facility with pretreating feedstock innovative technology of Green Bin organics. The facility processes tons of residential organics, helping the Solid Waste Management...

  • BIOGAS POTENTIAL OF ORGANIC WASTE IN NIGERIA. Ngumah, Chima C.; Ogbulie, Jude N.; Orji, Justina C.; Amadi, Ekpewerechi S. // Journal of Urban & Environmental Engineering;Jan-Jun2013, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p110 

    With the growing demerits of fossil fuels - its finitude and its negative impact on the environment and public health - renewable energy is becoming a favoured emerging alternative. For over a millennium anaerobic digestion (AD) has been employed in treating organic waste (biomass). The two main...

  • PRODUCTION OF BIOGAS FROM KITCHEN WASTE AND COW DUNG. ADIOTOMRE, K. O.; UKRAKPOR, E. F. // International Journal of Innovative Scientific & Engineering Tec;Apr-Jun2015, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p52 

    Biogas is a mixture of colorless, flammable gases obtained by the anaerobic digestion of organic waste materials. It is an alternative source of energy. The major composition of biogas is methane (CH4) 50-70%. It can be used for cooking and power generation, while the residues from the process...

  • Biogas production from broiler manure, wastewater treatment plant sludge, and greenhouse waste by anaerobic co-digestion. Sarikaya, E.; Demirer, G. N. // Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy;Jul2013, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p043126 

    Inappropriate management of organic wastes can cause serious damage to the environment by polluting water and air, which can lower the quality of life. Ammonia and greenhouse gases (CH4 and CO2) emitted from the waste storage units can pollute the air. Inappropriate application of nitrogen and...

  • Biogas To Fleet Fuel In South San Francisco. Goldstein, Nora // BioCycle;Jul2016, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p35 

    The article offers information about the family-owned companies South San Francisco Scavenger Co. (SSFSC) and Blue Line Transfer that provides solid waste and recycling services in South San Francisco area. They built an anaerobic facility with the use of biogas on solid waste and organics...


    The article reports on the move by the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to formally propose a ban on disposal of commercial food waste and funding for anaerobic digestion (AD) as part of a waste disposal reduction plan.

  • ADBA FOCUSES ON BOOSTING FACILITY PERFORMANCE.  // BioCycle;Aug2016, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p17 

    The article focuses on the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association's Best Practice Scheme (BPS), an industry-led certification program involving stakeholders which seeks to help improve the industry's environmental, safety, and operational performance.

  • Food waste collection and recycling for value-added products: potential applications and challenges in Hong Kong. Lo, Irene; Woon, Kok // Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Apr2016, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p7081 

    About 3600 tonnes food waste are discarded in the landfills in Hong Kong daily. It is expected that the three strategic landfills in Hong Kong will be exhausted by 2020. In consideration of the food waste management environment and community needs in Hong Kong, as well as with reference to the...

  • What The AD Industry Can Learn From Solar Standardization. Dannan, John; Tran, Janice // BioCycle;Jul2017, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p37 

    The article reports that renewable energy investor General Capital believes that the U.S. anaerobic digestion (AD) market can learn from the solar industry. Topics discussed include the need for the AD industry to expand its role to transforming the organic waste management system, comparison of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics