ZWA hosts ‘Beyond Recycling’ webinar June 23 –

Zero Waste Arlington (ZWA), a town committee, is hosting the second in a series of webinars, “Beyond Recycling: Divert More Trash and Get to Zero Waste,” on Wednesday, June 23, from 4 to 5 p.m.

One of the group’s primary goals is community outreach and education. “Earth to Arlington … Let’s talk trash” is a series of communitywide discussions hosted by ZWA. The group hopes these quarterly conversations will introduce Arlington residents to topics that help you navigate the zero-waste world.  

Arlington’s trash hauling and processing contract is up for renewal in 2022. Zero Waste Arlington wants to help residents stay informed about what program options control disposal costs while increasing valuable materials recovery. We’ll discuss new options the Town could pursue, such as financial incentives and regulations for households and businesses/restaurants to reduce their waste, contain litter, and participate in diverting organics from their trash.

This webinar will be moderated by Scott Mullen, ZWA committee member, and feature Kirstie Goodwin Pecci, an environmental attorney, and director of the Zero Waste Project at Conservation Law Foundation, and Julia Greene our MA Department of Environmental Protection MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator.

Register here for the webinar >>

Scott Mullen: For the last two decades, Mully has focused on promoting and delivering solutions that help individuals and institutions ‘think outside the car.’ His approach to modeshift has spanned the fields of journalism, startup operations, business development, advocacy, strategy, and government relations. A shared economy pioneer, Mully was an early employee at several groundbreaking companies and has had a front row seat in the formation and growth of three transportation sectors: carsharing at Zipcar, bikesharing at Hubway (now BlueBike), and micromobility at Lime.

Kirstie Goodwin Pecci: Kirstie Goodwin Pecci is an environmental attorney and director of the Zero Waste Project at Conservation Law Foundation, a New England-wide non-profit organization. The Zero Waste Project opposes polluting facilities like landfills and incinerators and promotes the adoption of Zero Waste programs like producer responsibility, composting, and reducing waste. Kirstie lives with her family in central Massachusetts.

Julia Greene: Julia Greene works for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) as the municipal assistance coordinator for Northeast District 3. She provides technical assistance to 36 cities and towns on waste reduction and recycling. Previously, Julia worked as the Recycling Coordinator for the city of Lynn where she piloted programs to decrease contamination; and for Mayor Henrietta Davis of Cambridge where she was responsible for the Mayor’s sustainability agenda. Julia led the process to create the Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future, a collaboration between the City of Cambridge, Harvard University and MIT, and the business community.

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This news announcement was published Tuesday, June 15, 2021.