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Zero Waste Talk

December 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cities around the country–including Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline–are establishing Zero Waste plans to prioritize waste reduction. Waste reduction is a matter of environmental preservation, with landfills and incinerators posing potential risks to health. However, as more landfills in the region close and waste must be sent farther away, it will also become increasingly a matter of economics. 

On Thursday, December 2 from 7-9pm, come find out what Newton has accomplished so far and what more can be done to move our city toward zero waste. Measurable goals, variable size carts, ‘less cost for less trash ‘ programs, and citywide  organics collection are some of the strategies that can help us reduce trash and buffer us against cost increases and environmental decline. 

Speakers include:

  • Kirstie Pecci, Director of the Zero Waste Project and Senior Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation
  • Waneta Trabert, Newton’s Director of Sustainable Materials Management Division
  • Sunwoo Kahng, Chair of Newton Sustainable Materials Management Commission
  • Karen Slote, Newton Sustainable Materials Management Commission


This presentation is sponsored by the Newton Free Library and Green Newton, and is a part of the Green Newton Speaker Series.