Olivia Synoracki

Zero Waste Communications Associate CLF Massachusetts

Olivia is the Zero Waste Communications Associate for the Conservation Law Foundation. In this role she assists the Zero Waste Project in crafting communications to raise awareness of the negative impacts our trash has on our health, communities, and environment.

Prior to joining CLF, Olivia worked on alumni programming at Emerson College, where she focused on communications and events to further engage the alumni community. Before that she worked in college admissions where she supported prospective students and their families through the application and acceptance process. Olivia holds a master’s degree in Communication Management from Emerson College and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Millersville University.

Recent Posts

How Plastic is Made Fuels a Toxic Waste Problem
Plastic is everywhere – even in the places you’d least expect, like chewing gum, tea bags, wet wipes, receipts, coffee cups, and microwaveable popcorn bags. Think about that for a minute. We are surrounded by plastic – a material we know threatens our health and environment. Yet, manufacturers continue to make more and more plastic each year…
Update: Want to Turn the Tide on Plastics Pollution? Make Producers Pay to Pollute
This post was updated on July 13, 2021. Maine Gov. Mills has signed into law a nation-leading bill that will require corporations that sell single-use packaging to pay for the pollution they create. Those fees will help offset the growing cost of recycling currently paid by cities and towns – in other words, by taxpayers. Help…
6 Reasons Why We Waste So Much Food (and How We Can Stop)
On average, the U.S. wastes an estimated 125 to 160 billion pounds of food each year. And where does it all end up? In a landfill, where it’s buried under mounds of toxic trash and eventually breaks down and emits methane. We bury so much organic waste that landfills are now the third-largest source of climate-damaging methane…
Why Should We Compost? (Hint: It Will Help Solve Our Trash Crisis)
While considered organic waste, food scraps and yard clippings are anything but trash. When properly recycled, they become rich, nutritious compost that can fertilize and replenish soil. For decades, the idea of recycling organic waste (otherwise known as composting) was radical – unless you lived on a farm. But recent years have seen a shift…


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