Kirstie Pecci, Esq.

Zero Waste Project CLF Massachusetts @KIRSTIEPECCI

Kirstie Pecci, Esq. is the director of the Zero Waste Project and a Senior Fellow at Conservation Law Foundation. Kirstie is a former MASSPIRG Staff Attorney who is actively engaged in waste reduction and opposing the expansion of landfill and incinerator capacity. Kirstie is a leader in the statewide grassroots coalition Don’t Waste Massachusetts, which supports zero waste solutions such as reuse, recycling, redesign and composting/anaerobic digestion. She also founded the central Massachusetts group Residents for Alternative Trash Solutions to oppose a local landfill expansion 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 Harvard University and Boston College Law School, she lives in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.


Recent Posts

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…
Are You Composting Yet? If Not, Now Is a Good Time to Start!
Over the last few years, the push to get food waste out of landfills and incinerators has become the new kale. Or cupcakes. Or bone broth. You get the picture. And rightfully so! As a nation, we waste a staggering amount of food every year: about 40 percent of what we produce. That’s more than…
Municipal Solid Waste: What is It and Why is It a Problem?
Think for a moment about the trash you produce every day, either directly or indirectly. First, there’s what you throw out at your home or your job; then there’s the trash that restaurants, laundromats, doctors’ offices, and other businesses you frequent throw out after you leave. Next, add the waste from the farms that produce…
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…

 

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