CLF Launches Zero Waste Challenge

Participants will slash trash for one week

Plastic waste. Photo: DeawSS via Shutterstock

October 29, 2019 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is launching a week-long Zero Waste Challenge that will encourage participants to disrupt our broken waste system by reducing trash and living a waste-free lifestyle.

“New England’s waste system is broken,” says Kirstie Pecci, Director of CLF’s Zero Waste Project. “While we wait for much-needed reform, there are steps that each of us can take to make a big difference. For the health of our communities and our planet, achieving zero waste must be everyone’s goal.”

The challenge is taking place from November 3-9, and all are welcome to participate. Participants will be challenged to use reusable containers, avoid plastic packaging, ditch disposable products and take advantage of composting. The challenge will push people to think about their consumption habits and the waste they produce each day, and hopefully take action to support zero waste programs in their cities, towns, and home states.

CLF is advocating for systematic changes to the region’s recycling and waste management, including bans on single-use plastics, bottle bill expansions, and producer responsibility for packaging.

More information about the challenge and CLF’s push for zero waste can be found here.

CLF experts are available for further comment.