CERO Cooperative, Inc.
CERO Cooperative, Inc.
Organic Waste Management Services

Blog tagged as Food Waste Recycling

2 MILLION POUNDS: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF YOUR FOOD WASTE?
Wahoo! Earlier this week, CERO composted it's two millionth pound of food waste. With nearly three months still to go in 2016, we've diverted more than 150% of what we did in all of 2015. The road to this point has been full of challenges, and we are both thrilled and proud to hit this milestone. We...
03.26.2021 02:55 PM - Comment(s)

A PREVIOUSLY EXCITING DEVELOPMENT THAT FALLS SHORT IN COMPOST PERFORMANCE & PRACTICAL USE

Bioplastics were an exciting alternative to traditional plastics when first introduced to the sustainability and waste diversion market. Because they are produced with minimal fossil fuels and tout full comp...
08.02.2020 06:14 PM - Comment(s)
CERO COMPOSTING AT MEI MEI RESTAURANT
CERO has the privilege of working with many great businesses in the Boston area; one of those businesses being Mei Mei. Mei Mei is both a hip restaurant and food truck catering business serving Chinese- American cuisine made with locally and sustainably sourced produce. Mei Mei, which...
08.01.2020 05:55 PM - Comment(s)
CERO COMPOSTING AT DEMOCRACY BREWING: A CONVERSATION WITH FOUNDER AND WORKER-OWNER JAMES RASZA
A cornerstone of CERO’s identity, besides closing the food loop by recycling food waste at local farms, is our status as a worker-owned cooperative business. Worker-owned cooperatives differ from traditional businesses in that they are owned by the people who work at them, rather than by one or a fe...
08.01.2020 05:27 PM - Comment(s)
HOW-TO: COMPOSTING AT HOME IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
During this unprecedented time, stay-at-home orders and social distancing have increased the demand for more healthy and self-reliant measures in our homes. These include reducing trips to the store or for takeout food (and waiting in long lines!) in favor of making home-cooked meals and growing gar...
08.01.2020 05:25 PM - Comment(s)
COMPOSTING IN THE COVID-19 ERA
Organic materials, mostly food waste, make up at least 30% of the trash Americans throw away. When sent to landfills and incinerators, this material breaks down and emits toxic methane, one of the most deadly greenhouse gases. A far better alternative destination for this material is processing faci...
08.01.2020 05:15 PM - Comment(s)
FOOD WASTE RECYCLING AT A LARGE-SCALE FOOD MANUFACTURER: A CONVERSATION WITH ARROW FARMS DISILVA FRUIT

The US economy is set to change drastically as dialogue and activism around climate justice and the ecological health of our planet enter the mainstream. Massachusetts has already begun important transitional work in multiple ways, notably through its Commercial Food Waste Disposal Ban. The Food Was...

08.01.2020 05:12 PM - Comment(s)
PRESS RELEASE - FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING

CERO Cooperative, Inc. (CERO), a Massachusetts worker-owned cooperative corporation, has completed a consensual balance-sheet restructuring with its lenders involving a debt-for-equity swap and other loan modifications.  As a result, CERO has reduced indebtedness by approximately $430,000 and s...

08.01.2020 05:06 PM - Comment(s)

Composting is an essential service!  We are on the front lines collecting organic waste throughout the city of Boston and its surrounding areas. With the spread of this new COVID19 virus, different branches of society have collectively been working together from afar to support different member...

08.01.2020 05:02 PM - Comment(s)
NEW LIFE FOR FOOD WASTE: CERO CO-OP TURNS SCRAPS INTO PRODUCTIVE COMPOST
Originally written and published In EdibleBoston by Michael Floreak.

Photos by Michael Piazza
08.01.2020 04:58 PM - Comment(s)

CERO started with a mission to provide a high-quality composting service to the local community and to be part of an equitable employee-owned business that cares deeply for its clients. We are proud to say we now have over 70 customers that are dedicated to helping the planet and their business by b...

08.01.2020 04:40 PM - Comment(s)
MARTHA STEWART FEATURES CERO COOP

At CERO Cooperative, trash is never really trash. The Massachusetts-based business -- which was recently awarded the Green America’s People & Planet Award -- collects food scraps from local food businesses and turns them into compost. The compost is then delivered to local fa...
07.31.2020 04:23 PM - Comment(s)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE!

Due to the support of our followers, investors, and partners, CERO Cooperative has won the Green America's People and Planet Award. We thank you!
07.30.2020 09:20 AM - Comment(s)
GREEN AMERICA PEOPLE PLANET BUSINESS AWARD

CERO is a finalist for Green America's People & Planet Award. Click here to cast your vote for our cooperative! 


CERO Cooperative turns trash into treasure in Boston. Every week we collect tons of food scraps from local 

07.30.2020 09:19 AM - Comment(s)
B.GOOD, BE GREAT: 4 WINNING SECRETS FROM BOSTON'S HEALTHY FAST-FOOD PIONEER

CERO partner since

2016

Composted

52561

lbs food waste
Mitigated

25

tons CO2e
Which is equal to taking

5

cars off the road for a year
07.30.2020 09:11 AM - Comment(s)