Food waste diversion program gains momentum at University of Massachusetts

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In 2015, the University of Massachusetts created a food waste diversion program at one residence on campus. Now, the project is bringing sustainable food options to other dining halls and is diverting 1,500 tons of food waste annually. The program allows students to sort waste more appropriately with three separate bins: one for recycling, one for trash, and one for good quality food. This encourages students to sort what they are discarding appropriately. Read more about food waste diversion at UMass.

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