U. Mass. Lowell Office of Sustainability turns dining hall food waste into revenue source

Read the full story from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

From coffee mugs to phone cases to beach towels, there’s all kinds of UMass Lowell-branded merchandise available for those who want to show their River Hawk pride.

But the latest item is treading new ground: compost.

Thanks to a pilot program run by the Office of Sustainability, community members can now purchase bags of nutrient-rich compost generated from the university’s dining hall food waste for use at home. The 1-cubic-foot bags, adorned with the UML logo, are available for $9 apiece (plus tax).

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