Greater Lawrence Wastewater Facility Tour
When: 4/9, Tue 10am (approx. 2 hours)
Where: 240 Charles Street, North Andover, MA 01845
Transportation: Carpool, leave MIT around 9am
Did you know that our food waste ends up at a wastewater treatment plant?
Come join us and learn how our food waste turns into energy and fertilizer in North Andover, MA!
Formerly known as Greater Lawrence Sanitary District, the facility has the capacity to take in 152 wet tons per day and ultimately processes sludge into cleaner water, fertilizer and energy. For the last few years, the facility has been processing the bioslurry (liquefied food waste) from Waste Management Core facility, the first destination of food waste from MIT, city of Cambridge and beyond.
For more information about the facility: http://www.glsd.org/about-us/
Lunch lecture series
Lecture with Dr. Jonathan Krones
Date: Friday, Feb 15th, 2019, 12-1pm
Where: MIT Building 66, room 160
Learn about the structure and dynamics of the sharing economy, using examples from a food sharing platform. Jonathan Krones' research uses a variety of methods (LCA and social network analysis for two) to reveal some inner workings and implications of a food rescue mobile sharing economy platform. Dr. Krones is an alum of MIT and currently a visiting assistant professor at Boston College.
SOME Past speakers and field trips hosted by the Waste alliance
- Casella Zero Sort recycling facility
- Boostrap Compost
- Deer Island Wastewater Treatment
- NCS Global - electronics recycling
- Southbridge Landfill Tour
- Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management for the town of Bourne
- Bay State Textiles - on textile re-purposing and recycling in the US and Puerto Rico
- Biomass utilization talk (Sonal Thengane)
- Jason Prapas