Newton Zero Waste Forum Video Now Available on NewTV

The video of Green Newton’s Zero Waste Forum held in November at the Newton Free Library may now be viewed on NewTV. The schedule shows it’s currently airing several times per week. In a panel moderated by Newton City Councilor Alison Leary, the program addressed the process that includes reducing consumption, maximizing recycling, composting, encouraging reuse and re-purposing of materials and products and working with manufacturers to have a plan for the end use of a product. 

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Already more than 50 U.S cities have adopted a zero waste goal, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon and Austin Texas. Boston is also considering adopting it.


Amy Perlmutter, who has had a career developing and implementing innovative Zero Waste programs in New Jersey, San Francisco, and Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Kirstie Pecci, an environmental, real estate and municipal attorney, who in recent years, represented more than 300 citizens opposing expansion of the Southbridge landfill before the local board of health, Superior Court, and the Supreme Judicial Court.

Waneta Trabert, Newton’s Recycling Manager in the Department of Public Works since May 2016. In this role she is responsible for all things solid waste, recycling, reuse, and yard waste for Newton residents, city facilities, and area businesses.