News : UNH, hospital waste food recovery efforts praised: Diversion to hungry, composting goals for future

Jun 25, 2012

Published in Fosters

MANCHESTER — Several New Hampshire organizations and one in Maine who are trying to take some of the food waste out of our region's landfills were recognized at the Northeast Resource Recovery Association's two-day conference on recycling recently in Manchester.

The conference billed itself as "the one conference to go to for all things recycling." But EPA New England chose this event to focus on the issue of food waste and those who are making a difference in northern New England.

Click here to read the rest of this article or to learn more about EcoMovement Consulting and Hauling, click here!

During the 31st Annual Northeast Recycling Conference, the EPA focused on these New Hampshire restaurants, schools and organizations as well as one college in Maine college that are taking the first early plunges into the arena of massive composting of food scraps.

Keene State College, University of New Hampshire at Durham and Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, were all recognized for joining EPA's one-year-old Food Recovery Challenge and doing what they can to minimize their food waste.

EcoMovement, the NH Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Association, Northeast Resource Recovery Association's School Recycling Club and the NH Hospital Association were also recognized for supporting efforts to increase food recovery.