Kirstie Pecci

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

Kirstie Pecci is the director of the Zero Waste Project and a Senior Attorney 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

4 Dangerous Southern New England Landfills to Keep an Eye On
Landfills are a threat to our communities, the environment, and our climate. And expanding a landfill’s acreage or the number of tons it buries each year only increases the pollution it emits. Yet, time and again, corporate waste giants like Casella, Waste Management, and Waste Innovations (formerly Wheelabrator Technologies) have been given permission by the…
6 Dangerous Northern New England Landfills to Keep an Eye On
Landfills are dangerous. And, expanding a landfill’s acreage or the number of tons it buries each year is a surefire way to increase the pollution it emits into the air, soil, and water. CLF’s Zero Waste Project has surveyed all 75 solid waste and ash landfills operating in New England, but we’ve looked most closely at…
What You Need to Know About Zero Waste
Zero Waste. It’s another one of those environmental buzzwords that has emerged over the past few years. Many people associate the term “Zero Waste” with a lifestyle – usually, someone who can fit a whole year’s worth of trash into a single mason jar. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing that some people are…
Got Thanksgiving Leftovers? Here’s What to Do with Them This Year
This blog was updated on 11/24/20 Normally on Thanksgiving Day, we host my husband’s family for a big feast. That means 14 hungry adults and kids clamoring for food. But Thanksgiving 2020 will be anything but normal.  This year, many families are having small-scale get-togethers or opting for virtual celebrations – in true 2020 fashion.…
Five Ways Cities and Towns Can Slash Trash and Fight Climate Change
In September 2018, leaders from across the country – including CLF’s President, Bradley Campbell – and the globe gathered in San Francisco, California at the Global Climate Action Summit to exchange ideas about how we can address the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. The Summit also challenged cities and towns around the world to step…

 

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