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Food Scrap Bill Now Rhode Island Law!
by Max Greene

On Monday, Governor Chafee signed into law the food scrap bill I’ve been supporting in the General Assembly and here on CLF’s blog.  (Here, here, and here are posts I’ve written, and here [pdf] is a recent letter to Speaker Mattiello supporting the bills.)  This new law is a victory for Rhode Island! As I’ve written…

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Rhode Island’s Food Scrap Bill Is Good For Business
by Max Greene

On June 4, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously passed a CLF-supported bill requiring large producers of food scrap to send this and other organic material to composting facilities and anaerobic digesters instead of to the Central Landfill. This is good news! And it’s attracting national attention. A story in the Wall Street Journal that same…

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Rhode Island Senate Close to Passing Food Scrap Bill
by Max Greene

The Rhode Island Senate is poised to vote tomorrow on a bill that would keep food scrap out of the Landfill and instead direct this valuable material to beneficial uses like compost and energy production.  This is good news! As a reminder, here in Rhode Island, we currently treat food scrap as a waste.  That…

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Rhode Island Is Ready to Recognize That Food Scrap Isn’t Trash
by Max Greene

Think about what you throw away. Lots of it probably comes from food: banana peels, onion skins, carrot tops, apple cores. We’ll call these materials, collectively, food scrap. Now imagine you run a restaurant, a school or hospital cafeteria, a college dining hall. You might well be feeding hundreds or even thousands of people a…