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New Hampshire has started a Food Waste and Composting Stakeholder Group to look at increasing the diversion of wasted food. CET participates in this group and recently spoke about commercial food waste systems at a New Hampshire conference run by the Northeast Resource Recovery Association. CET sees opportunities for jumpstarting the marketplace in New Hampshire and adding to the efforts already underway. To learn more or to request assistance, contact CET today at 888-813-8552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helpful New Hampshire Wasted Food Resources
- Nestled on the serene shores of Squam Lake in Holderness, New Hampshire, Rockywold Deephaven Camps have been offering guests a haven of nature and relaxation for over 125 years. The picturesque landscape and array of recreational activities draw visitors seeking solace in the great outdoors. However, serving over 500 people three times a day, seven days a week also generates a significant amount of food waste, leading the camp to ponder its environmental impact. Seeking a sustainable solution, Head Chef Brandi Edinger reached out to Wasted Food Solutions for assistance in diverting food scraps.
- New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services provides best management practices composting food waste at solid waste facilities in the state.
New Hampshire Legal/Regulatory Requirements
- Wasted Food Solutions for Northern New Hampshire
In 2021 and 2022, CET engaged stakeholders in the food business sector in the towns of Bethlehem, Littleton, and Lancaster in New Hampshire. With support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), CET connected with nine businesses, solution providers, and regional representatives to build relationships and to better understand the key drivers that are working well and those that would benefit from future marketplace development in Northern New Hampshire.
Every state has specific state-level legal and regulatory requirements regarding food waste and food donation. ReFED, a national food waste prevention nonprofit, created a searchable database of state-by-state food waste policies and regulations, in collaboration with the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic. View the New Hampshire food waste policy page for specific, up-to-date information about New Hampshire’s food waste laws.
- The Emerson Act
- The Federal Emerson Act (Public Law 104-210) protects donors from liability when donating to nonprofit organizations and protects donors from civil and criminal liability should the product, donated in good faith, later cause harm to the needy recipient.
- Helpful fact sheets on food donation laws from Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic