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 who are working for a just transition away from landfills and incinerators in their communities towards a zero waste solutions to our waste crisis, such as those in Saugus, MA who are fighting to shut down the oldest incinerator in the country and in Taunton, MA who are fighting to stop a sludge incinerator from being built in their community;
- Pressing the state to employ zero waste principles and go beyond the anemic goals of the 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan; and
- Calling for enforcement of the state’s waste bans which would reduce our waste by at least 40%.