The Scene test-drives NFM's new waste containers

A guiding principle behind the Market’s new waste disposal program is: If it was once alive, it can be    composted   . “That really helps some people,” says NFM Director Tasha Kennard. “They think, if paper was once a tree, then I can compost this.”

A guiding principle behind the Market’s new waste disposal program is: If it was once alive, it can be composted. “That really helps some people,” says NFM Director Tasha Kennard. “They think, if paper was once a tree, then I can compost this.”

“Your next visit to the Nashville Farmers’ Market on Rosa Parks Boulevard will include six new items,” writes Margaret Littman in The Nashville Scene. “No, not necessarily farm-fresh peaches or asparagus, though those will likely be there too, depending on when you arrive. The market is introducing six custom-designed receptacles that allow customers to sort their trash.”

The new hardware is one more element in the Market’s plan to generate “zero waste” by December 2020. “That is an exciting and forward-thinking goal,” Linda Breggin, an environmental lawyer and project coordinator for the Nashville Food Waste Initiative, tells Littman. “This will be a nice model for other farmers markets across the country.”

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David Gonnerman