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

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…
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…

 

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