Environmental Attorney Matthew Karmel Tapped by NJ Monthly Re Food Waste and Composting
Matthew A. Karmel, an attorney in Riker Danzig’s Environmental Law Group and a member of the NJ Composting Council, was recently tapped by NJ Monthly to provide insight on the topic of food waste and food waste recycling in New Jersey. The July 12, 2019 article, entitled “This Company Wants to Help Hudson County Compost Leftover Food Scraps,” discusses the growing interest regarding food waste and composting in New Jersey. Matt shares his thoughts on the lengthy process to obtain a food waste recycling permit in New Jersey. He mentions that there are not enough facilities in the state with food waste permits when compared with the growing demand for such services in New Jersey. The article includes information about the Community Compost Company, which is working to make the process easier for “would-be composters” in Hoboken and Jersey City by offering a service that recycles subscribers’ food scraps for them.
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