Landfills Poison Our Air and Water

Far too many families are being poisoned by contaminants released by landfills and waste incinerators across Massachusetts. All landfills eventually leak toxic chemicals into our air and water, and Massachusetts currently has no plan in place to address this dangerous problem.

CLF in Action

CLF has launched the Zero Waste Project to protect Massachusetts communities from the dangers posed by unsustainable waste management practices. We know that landfills and waste incinerators pose a threat to our health, our communities, and our environment. Safer, healthier alternatives exist and we owe it to our families to put them into practice across the state.

Through the Zero Waste Project, CLF is raising awareness about the negative health and environmental impacts of our trash. We want to change the way Massachusetts – and, ultimately, all of New England – deals with waste. That means moving from our current, unsustainable model to a “Zero Waste” approach that minimizes the amount of trash sent to landfills and incinerators.

Communities around the world, including Nantucket, Seattle, and San Francisco, are adopting zero waste strategies. These communities are finding new ways to “reduce, reuse, and recycle” as well as encouraging redesign of materials and manufacturing methods. CLF’s Zero Waste Project will work to address the solid waste problem in Massachusetts and throughout New England – and help to protect our air and water from unnecessary, damaging pollutants.