Zero Waste in MA

Our current 'materials economy' funnels enormous amounts of waste into toxic landfills and incinerators, destroying items of value while polluting our air, water, food systems and bodies.  Clean Water Action has been working for decades to create a fair and sustainable “circular economy.”  This includes:

  • Supporting local activists in Saugus, MA in their fight to end operations at the toxic and unjust Wheelabrator incinerator and working for a just transition that stops the pollution and creates a zero waste solutions to our waste crisis.
  • Ensuring that robust zero waste principles underpin the new state Solid Waste Master Plan, which will set waste policy and guide infrastructure development across the Commonwealth for at least the next decade.
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Zero Waste for Massachusetts

In an economy designed to consume as much as possible as often as possible, it’s no surprise that we churn through products so rapidly that we are facing an escalating planetary waste crisis.

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Too Little Too Late: Statement from Zero Waste Massachusetts on the Department of Environmental Protection’s just released 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan

With one day’s notice, the MA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a webinar today at 2pm EST to release their 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan (SWMP).

Boston Releases Plan to Move City to Zero Waste

Today, the City of Boston announced a set of recommendations that will bring the city into the zero waste economy, moving away from a polluting waste system and creating good jobs for local residents.

From We All Live Downstream

Wheelabrator Saugus from Wikimedia
November 15, 2021

On Tuesday, October 26th the Zero Waste Massachusetts coalition hosted a webinar on incineration in Massachusetts.

MA-ZeroWaste-Photo by Hello I'm Nik on Unsplash.
October 12, 2021

These days, there’s a lot of talk about zero waste, but what does it really mean? When we envision our average Joe going zero waste we think of mason jars, composting bins, and the elimination of single use products. But how about when a whole city goes zero waste?

Fall stream
October 17, 2019

Behold the Saugus Sheroes of the Alliance for Health and the Environment: Ann Devlin, Debra Panetta, Jackie Mercurio!