John Hite is a policy analyst with the Zero Waste Project. John does policy research to compile best Zero Waste practices and regulations from around the country and the world. He acts as a regional Zero Waste resource for municipalities and citizen groups in New England, while collaborating on the development and implementation of innovative waste management programs. He is also an advocate for the Zero Waste Project’s legislative priorities in Massachusetts, including the Plastic Free New England campaign.
John graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Clark University with a B.A in Geography and Spanish, where he focused on environmental policy. While an undergrad he did research on sustainable agriculture in Mexico, and the impact of extractive industries on indigenous communities in Mexico with the Climate Land Use Alliance (CLUA).
A Worcester resident, John can be found experimenting in the kitchen, rock climbing, or working on his salsa dancing.