John Hite

Zero Waste Policy Analyst CLF Massachusetts

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.

Recent Posts

The Truth about Plastic Bag Bans
At the outset of efforts to combat the plastic pollution crisis, local and state governments across the U.S. are focused on banning single-use plastic bags. CLF is also committed to passing bag bans in each New England state and has covered the many reasons why plastic bags should be outlawed in previous blogs. As these…
We Can’t Recycle Our Way Out of the Plastic Pollution Problem
Plastics are everywhere. They’re in our cars, packaging, to-go containers, and clothes. We use them to eat, to insulate our homes, and to contain our laundry detergent. And with single stream recycling — where everything goes into one container for pick up — it’s easy to think that we can put any plastic in the…
Composting Takes Root in Lawrence
Affordable composting has arrived in Lawrence, Massachusetts. A pilot program spearheaded by local groups and Conservation Law Foundation gives residents of the Union Crossing/Duck Mill apartment building an easy way to get their food scraps out of landfills and turned into rich soil. The pilot launched in April with representatives from the community development group…


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