The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently released a draft plan to reduce food waste 50% by 2030. According to rough calculations, the agency estimates 1.46 million tons of food waste was generated in the state during 2017 and more than 89% of that was disposed of…NJDEP proposes legislation for the establishment of a permanent Food Waste Reduction Council…While this is all similar to efforts in other states, the plan does raise questions about possible overlap with existing initiatives and how food waste recycling opportunities will be prioritized. More >>