The Harvard Law School diverted 94.8 percent of all waste from the landfill on commencement day. Event organizers worked to ensure all materials provided at commencement were compostable, including all food packaging and serviceware.
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For the first time ever, on-campus advocates such as the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic worked with dining services provider Restaurant Associates to further reduce unnecessary food waste by donating 900 leftover meals. Through a partnership with Food for Free, a local Cambridge nonprofit, the surplus food was redistributed to families in need in the Greater Boston area.