Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed S1206(Smith). The bill requires large food waste generators to separate and recycle food waste and amends the definition of “Class I renewable energy.” The bill was supposed to reduce food waste sustainably through composting and anaerobic digestion however there were last-minute amendments to it that would allow more food waste to be burned at incinerators and taken to landfills…NJ Sierra Club: “We need to be user greener technologies to reduce and reuse food waste. With 100 tons of food waste per day, anaerobic digestion can generate enough energy to power 800 to 1,400 homes each year.” More >>