Massachusetts grocers pledge to boost recycling

BOSTON, Massachusetts, August 29, 2005, The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Massachusetts Food Association (MFA), a supermarket industry group, have signed a memorandum of understanding that will encourage grocery stores across the state to increase their recycling participation -- particularly in the composting of such items as spoiled fruits and vegetables, floral and deli wastes, and waxed cardboard.