Composting: A Responsible Choice for Recycling Food Waste

Restaurants across the country are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious in their recycling efforts. Recycling waste materials helps ease the burden on overcrowded landfills, decreases pollution in the land, water and air, and contributes to the use sustainable resources. Composting is a natural way to recycle organic material into a rich soil amendment that can be…

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Recycling Food Scraps for Sustainable Communities

Citing a recent report published in Waste Age regarding a proposed statewide commercial food waste ban as well as funding to support anaerobic digestion in Massachusetts, Wast Cost Solutions CEO Michael Mintz says that there is increasing pressure on individuals and businesses to reuse and recycle as many materials as possible. “The Massachusetts Department of…

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Affiliations With Trade Associations Will Benefit WCS Clients

In an effort to better serve its clients, Waste Cost Solutions has joined the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) and the National Association for Convenience Stores (NACS), two established trade associations that have a strong history of advocacy for their memberships in those respective industries. RFMA is a trade association created by and for restaurant…

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Go Environmentally Proactive and Raise Your Company’s Profile

As federal and state regulations regarding recycling practices and disposal of wastes increase, businesses would be wise to go environmentally proactive, says Michael Mintz, CEO of Waste Cost Solutions. Citing California’s passage last year of a Mandatory Commercial Recycling law in an effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions, he notes that businesses around the country…

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How Green Grows Your Restaurant? Create a Plan for Your Current and Future Sustainability

As national awareness of environmental responsibility grows, so has that of the business sector — notably the restaurant industry. In fact, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) estimates that 82% of the country’s restaurants now participate in recycling and sustainability efforts, with an eye on continuously implementing new practices that will help them operate more efficiently…

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