Kirstie Pecci

Director of the Zero Waste Project and Senior Fellow CLF Massachusetts @KirstiePecci

Kirstie Pecci is the director of the Zero Waste Project and a Senior Fellow at Conservation Law Foundation. Kirstie is a former MASSPIRG Staff Attorney actively engaged in waste reduction and opposing the expansion of landfill and incinerator capacity. Kirstie is part of the Zero Waste Boston coalition, which advocates for zero waste solutions such as reuse, recycling, redesign and composting/anaerobic digestion in the City of Boston. She also founded the central Massachusetts group Residents for Alternative Trash Solutions to oppose a regional landfill expansion in her community and promote zero waste principles. Kirstie started her legal career as an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Real Estate/Environmental Practice Group. A graduate of Boston College Law School and Harvard University, she lives in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.


Recent Posts

The Connecticut Bottle Bill Needs Our Help
Connecticut lawmakers are debating a bill right now that would help keep millions of bottles and cans out of Connecticut’s parks, beaches, and streets every year – at no cost to taxpayers. House Bill 7294 adds perfectly recyclable juice, sports, and energy drinks, as well as tea containers, to our current bottle bill. The new…
It’s Time to Update Connecticut’s Bottle Bill
This blog was first published as an opinion piece in the Connecticut Mirror on April 15, 2019. Suddenly, recycling is costing cities and towns across Connecticut money. The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities reported that China Sword – China’s new policy of refusing United States’ plastic and paper recyclables – has flipped the economics of Connecticut’s…
Got Holiday Dinner Leftovers? Here’s What to Do with Them
Every December, my mother’s room table fills up with my siblings, their spouses, and the grandchildren for our annual holiday feast. Feeding 24 people is no joke – and inevitably, some of the food we put on the table goes to waste. Every year, we pledge to waste a little less food, not just because…
Creating a Plastic-Free New England
Today, the City of Boston launches its plastic bag ban. Retail stores will no longer give customers flimsy, single-use plastic bags at checkout. Instead, customers will be encouraged to bring in their own reusable bag or pay five cents for a paper or compostable bag. This should keep 350 million single-use plastic bags a year…
Five Ways Cities and Towns Can Slash Trash and Fight Climate Change
The Global Climate Action Summit is underway in San Francisco, California. Leaders from across the country – including CLF’s President, Bradley Campbell – and the globe have gathered to exchange ideas about how we can address the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. The Summit is also challenging cities and towns around the…

 

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