Support MassPIRG petition to “reduce, reuse, recycle”

Seventy to 90 percent of what we currently throw away could be reused, recycled or composted. So why is Massachusetts still burning, burying and exporting more than half its waste?

We could do so much better — and we’ll have to. I’m writing because, right now, we have a once-in-a-decade shot to make “reduce, reuse and recycle” more than just a slogan.

Tell the Department of Environmental Protection: Enact the cutting-edge policies that will make “reduce, reuse, recycle” the solution and put us on a path to zero waste.

Here’s why, together, we can make it happen right now: MassDEP is about to write the plan on how we’ll deal with waste for the next decade, from 2010 to 2020.

DEP Commissioner Laurie Burt has a choice to make: That plan could take us down the same-old path of “managing” waste by burning and burying. Or, we could finally change direction and set out an ambitious plan to enact smart policies to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste that currently winds up in landfills and incinerators.

We even have a shot at coming up with a plan that will put us on a path to zero waste — eliminating needless waste and coming up with smarter, more efficient ways to reuse or recycle the rest.

But first, I want Commissioner Burt to hear from you:

Let’s not let this opportunity go to waste. Please take action today.


Janet S. Domenitz
MASSPIRG Executive Director

P.S. Thanks again for your support. Please feel free to share this e-mail with your family and friends.


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