Kevin Budris

Staff Attorney CLF Rhode Island @kevin_budris

Kevin Budris is a Staff Attorney in the Zero Waste Project at CLF.  Kevin’s work focuses on advancing zero waste solutions such as responsible production, waste reduction, reuse, composting, and recycling, while opposing landfill expansions, waste incinerators, and other polluting practices that threaten our communities and our environment.  Before joining CLF, Kevin worked at the National Environmental Law Center, where he litigated citizen enforcement lawsuits against companies in violation of federal environmental statutes.

Kevin has a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law, and an A.B. from Harvard University.  Following law school, Kevin clerked for Judge Janet Bond Arterton in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and also worked as a litigator at a large international law firm in Boston.  Kevin is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Ninth Circuit.

Kevin lives with his family in Providence, Rhode Island.  When he’s not at work, Kevin can be found exploring the woods, beaches, and mountains of New England, or toiling away on his latest brewing or sewing project.

Recent Posts

Proposed Garbage Depot Is a Bad Idea for Providence
At the corner of Allens and Thurbers avenues in Providence, Rhode Island, sits a less-than-four-acre lot that could soon be home to a massive garbage depot. The proposal has nearby residents in South Providence and Washington Park worried and angry – and with good reason. These neighborhoods suffer from some of the highest asthma rates and…
Curbside Recycling is Failing Us, But There Are Alternatives that Work
Despite many good intentions, curbside recycling has turned out to be a disaster. In 2017 alone, 5.9 billion pounds of plastic beverage containers were sold, but only about 333 million pounds were recycled into new containers. Nearly all of the remaining plastic bottles (more than 5 billion pounds) ended up buried in a landfill or…
Aging Waste Incinerators Pose a Danger to New Englanders
Home to 16 active trash incinerators, New England has been burning its waste for decades, harming our communities and damaging our climate in the process. The rationale behind burning our trash may seem sound on the surface. Proponents argue that it diverts waste from landfills, and the energy produced by incineration can be used to…
Burning Waste is a Bad Idea. So Why is Rhode Island Taking Time to Study It?
Rhode Island – and all of New England – has a trash problem. There’s simply too much of it, and the ways we dispose of it hurt our health and environment. What’s more, plastic pollution is damaging our communities and putting wildlife on land and in the sea at risk. Rhode Island had the chance…


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