Anaerobic Digestion: A Solution to Diverting Wasted Food

Why is Wasted Food a Problem? According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30-40% of the food in America is wasted. In 2017 alone, almost 41 million tons of food waste were generated and only 6.3% of that waste was diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. Wasted food also represents a significant misallocation of resources.

Press Release: Toolkit Unlocks Potential for Food Scrap Composting

Official Press Release: For immediate release Contact: Lorenzo Macaluso, 413-218-1543, Lorenzo.Macaluso@cetonline.org Toolkit Unlocks Potential for Food Scrap Composting The Center for EcoTechnology (CET), in partnership with BioCycle, releases a toolkit on adding food scraps to leaf and yard trimmings composting sites - decision tree for municipalities and other composting site operators. (Northampton MA, December 5,

By |2020-01-07T14:58:11-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

5 Tips for Sustainable Holiday Shopping

Did you see the recent New York Times article about people making sustainable choices for gift giving this holiday season? A recent study has shown that people are becoming more concerned with “responsible retail,” prioritizing purchasing items that align with their values over flashy, expensive gifts. As environmental issues become increasingly prominent, more people are

By |2019-12-26T11:27:24-05:00December 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Catlin Farmstead

Catlin Farmstead is a dairy and compost operation owned by the Catlin family located in Winchendon, MA. The Center for EcoTechnology provided grant-writing assistance to fund their compost aeration and heat recovery system. We were offered a tour of their facility to see the results of our work and we were excited to see upon

By |2020-01-08T09:53:38-05:00December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Creative Reuse: Light Globe Center Pieces

Looking for a fun way to decorate for the holidays without buying decorations you know you’ll just throw away? Try this upcycling craft to convert your spare light globes into fun, light-filled centerpieces! These spare light globes were found at EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed and surplus building material store in New England. Use your