Category Archives: Food

Newton Community Farm is now accepting applications for our high school intern programs! Summer internships are unpaid opportunities for high school age youth to learn about organic and community farming in a fun, friendly environment while serving either with the … Read More

On Tuesday, April 16, Newton city councilors passed the Sustainable Food Containers and Packaging Ordinance, a ban on restaurants using disposable plastic stirrers and foam polystyrene food containers, as part of an effort to eliminate single-use non-biodegradable plastics from the waste stream. … Read More

In the single stream recycling process, plastic items are sorted using optical scanners, which use the reflection of light to identify the types of plastic. Black doesn’t reflect light, so it cannot be seen and sorted properly by the scanners. … Read More

On Tuesday, April 16 at 7:45pm at Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton), city councilors will consider a ban on restaurants using disposable plastic stirrers and polystyrene food containers as part of an effort to eliminate single-use non-biodegradable plastics … Read More

Join Green Newton for the Earth Day presentation ‘Food Recovery: Why is it important?’ on Monday, April 22 at 7pm in the Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton). Americans waste as much as 40% of … Read More