Closing the food loop with CERO

Every day as tons of Boston’s food waste gets hauled off to landfills, two garbage haulers with the acronym CERO divert a small portion to a farm in South Hamilton. There, microbes do the hard work of breaking down orange peels, onion skins and wilted lettuce into compost. After a year of microbial digestion, the CERO trucks return, load up and bring that compost to Boston farms, which in turn supply local consumers with fresh vegetables.

Monday worker-owners with CERO (Cooperative Energy, Recycling and Organics) led community members on a tour of two restaurants and a farm that illustrate the impact of their work.

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