SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Governor Deval Patrick wants bigger companies to go green when it comes to throwing out their food.
Under his proposal, any company that disposes of at least one ton of organic waste per week would have to donate it or reuse useable food.
Any remaining waste would be shipped to an animal feed operation.
22News talked to someone who works in a school and likes the idea.
"I'm a school administrator and I do think our students produce a lot of waste on a daily basis," said Wallace Maher, "It would be nice to recycle some of it and help out the environment as well as the community."
22News contacted a few schools and businesses in our area and found one school already does something like this: Western New England University.
In March, they started collecting pre-waste—which includes rinds and peels—and post-waste, like remains from student plates.
If this current proposal goes through it would be implemented next July.