In This Issue: Getting to Zero Waste: ReThink Disposable Launches in New England | States in the Lead: Our New England Team is Taking on Toxic PFAS Pollution | Victory! Rhode Island is Getting the Lead out of the Water! | Less Litter, Less Waste, More Recycling: The Rhode Island Bottle Bill | “We Still Can’t Breathe” - On the Ground at the Rally for Asthma Justice | Live in Western Massachusetts? Worried about your water? Contact us! | Energy Efficiency Campaign Launches Round 2! | Celebrating New England’s Environmental Champions!
Every year in Massachusetts more than 40% of the waste in landfills, incinerators, or as litter (more than 2 million tons) is composed of materials that were banned from disposal long ago by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection regulations. This report covers the scope of the problem and provides recommendations to eliminate this substantial portion of the waste stream.