MEDFORD, MA — Town of Medford was amongst 34 communities, regional teams and non-profit organizations awarded a complete of $1.3 million by way of the Massachusetts Division of Environmental Safety’s Sustainable Supplies Restoration Program.
Medford obtained a $30,000 faculty recycling help grant, which can cowl the price of six recycling dumpsters to develop recycling capability, a dishwasher for Medford Excessive Faculty, reusable lunch trays and indicators.
The grant contains all faculties within the district and addresses infrastructure wanted to develop recycling and scale back single-use plastic meals service ware in the highschool cafeteria.
“Supporting and inspiring the proactive environmental safety efforts taking place on the native degree is likely one of the only measures we will take to cut back waste in cities and cities throughout the Commonwealth,” Gov. Charlie Baker stated in a press release. “By decreasing the waste stream with a mixture of recycling, diversion and supplies re-use, we’re capable of work intently with our municipal companions to enhance the well being of communities all through Massachusetts.”
The SMRP, created underneath the Inexperienced Communities Act and administered by the Massachusetts Division of Environmental Safety (MassDEP), gives funding for recycling, composting, reuse and supply discount actions that may scale back the quantity of waste disposed of in landfills and incinerators.
The objective is to cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions by capturing the embodied vitality in every-day product and packaging waste and changing these sources into new merchandise with a smaller carbon footprint.
“The Commonwealth has set bold objectives to cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions and waste discount is likely one of the methods to satisfy these objectives and defend our pure assets,” Vitality and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides stated. “By partnering with cities and cities to encourage recycling, we are going to proceed to cut back dangerous emissions, create native jobs, and stimulate the financial system.”