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

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…
Eight Dangerous Landfills Expanding in New England
There’s no such thing as a safe landfill. However, expanding their acreage or the number of tons they bury each year is a surefire way to increase the pollution they emit into the air, soil, and water. CLF’s Zero Waste Program has surveyed all 75 municipal solid waste and ash landfills operating in New England, but…
Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Would Benefit Environment and Economy
We have an opportunity to end the era of single-use plastic bags in Massachusetts. Right now, the state legislature is considering a bill that would ban plastic bags across the Commonwealth. More than 80 cities and towns in the state have already ousted this plastic pollution from their communities – now our legislature can standardize this…
All Landfills Leak, and Our Health and Environment Pay the Toxic Price
Twelve million tons. That’s how much waste New Englanders produce every year. All of that waste has to go somewhere, and a landfill is often the destination. In theory, once the trash is deposited in the landfill, that’s where it stays. In reality, that’s far from the truth. All landfills leak – some over time…
Coventry Landfill Expansion: An Unnecessary Evil
The Coventry Landfill sits on over 600 acres in northern Vermont, and Casella Waste, the waste company that owns and operates it, wants to expand an additional 51 acres. This expansion is unnecessary and dangerous to the health of Vermonters. We know that the landfill is already leaking pollution into the groundwater and emitting methane…

 

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