Boston, MA

Population : 685,094 people (Boston), 6.86 million people (Massachusetts)
Statistics before programs (MA): More than 25% of waste stream is food waste, more than 1 million tons of food waste produced per year, less than 10% of food waste diverted from food stream
Contact: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection: 617-292-5500,  Oscar Project: 617-635-3850 or oscar@boston.gov

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“Massachusetts Population 2018.” Total Population by Country 2018, World Population Review, worldpopulationreview.com/states/massachusetts-population/.
“Commercial Food Material Disposal Ban.” Mass.gov, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection,www.mass.gov/guides/commercial-food-material-disposalban.
“Project Oscar.” Boston.gov, Boston Government, 9 Nov. 2018, www.boston.gov/departments/environment/project-oscar.
“Get a Low-Cost Compost Bin.” Mass.gov, www.mass.gov/service-details/get-a-low-cost-compost-bin.
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