Newton, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014
Triumvirate Environmental (http://www.triumvirate.com) is hosting a roundtable that teaches businesses and institutions about the upcoming Massachusetts food waste ban. There, attendees will get a comprehensive overview of the ban and receive tips and resources for building a successful waste diversion program; speakers include representatives from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Environmental Protection Agency, RecyclingWorks, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Triumvirate's Corporate Director of Healthcare, Steve Todisco, is looking forward to the event.
"Triumvirate's commitment to sustainability and local education support our company's philosophy by building long term partnerships with our community," Todisco says. "Initiatives like the food waste ban are core opportunities for us to support our partners and assist with bringing the expertise to the forefront where it's most valuable and productive."
What: Roundtable: Understanding the Massachusetts Organic Food Waste Ban
Where: Marriott Boston Newton| Newton, MA
When: May 28, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free (and breakfast is included)
Social Media: Triumvirate will be live tweeting from its @Triumvirate account using the #foodwaste hashtag.
What is the Food Waste Ban?
35 million tons of food waste reach landfills and incinerators in the US each year. That’s more than 10% of the weight of the entire 2012 human population. Food waste makes up 14.5% of all municipal solid waste in the US but only 2% of municipal solid waste recovery.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Health has created a food waste ban that will combat this. The ban will become effective in October 2014 and impact over 1,700 businesses and institutions state wide. The ban will result in those companies repurposing waste by donating it to people or animals in need. If no longer edible, the ban requires that food waste be delivered to energy-generating or composting facilities. The ban will help the Commonwealth reach its goals to reduce its waste stream by 30 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.
Triumvirate Environmental is an environmental services firm based out of Somerville, MA. Triumvirate was founded in 1988 and specializes in healthcare, education, life sciences, and industrial markets. Free round tables are just one of the ways Triumvirate provides added value to its customers and seeks to educate the community about the environment.
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