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Mass. Announces Plan To Eliminate Commercial Food Waste

 In Massachusetts, government officials have proposed a new law that could require that food waste be diverted to fulfill an eco-friendlier destiny.

Last week, Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration announced a proposal to outlaw disposal of commercial food waste starting July 1, 2014. If passed, the law would require any entity that disposes of at least 1 ton of organic waste per week to donate or repurpose the food. Officials say the food waste ban would help Massachusetts reach its goals to reduce the waste stream by 30 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.

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