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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).