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Talking Trash: Recycling in Cambridge with Mike Orr and Kirstie Pecci

How much do you know about the trash your family creates and what happens to it? Join us for an eye-opening discussion and some seriously good trash talk.

Mike Orr, Recycling Dir. for the City of Cambridge is joined in this virtual discussion by Conservation Law Foundation’s Dir. of the Zero Waste Project, Kirstie Pecci, to discuss the ins and outs of what you can do to eliminate waste in our community and across the State. Is it recyclable? Am I throwing it in the correct bin? This presentation will include everyday examples of what goes where followed by what we are sure will be a lively Q&A.

About Mike Orr

Mike Orr is Recycling Director for the City of Cambridge, MA. He oversees all waste diversion programs, with the goal of reducing trash 80% by 2050, with 2008 as a baseline. Mike has led the City’s Zero Waste Master Plan efforts, curbside composting, and the plastic bag and polystyrene ordinances. Mike is also a Board member of a nonprofit, MassRecycle.

About Kirstie Pecci

Kirstie Pecci is the director of the Zero Waste Project and a Senior Fellow at Conservation Law Foundation. Kirstie is a former MASSPIRG Staff Attorney actively engaged in waste reduction and opposing the expansion of landfill and incinerator capacity. Kirstie is part of the Zero Waste Boston coalition, which advocates for zero waste solutions such as reuse, recycling, redesign and, composting/anaerobic digestion in the City of Boston. She also founded the central Massachusetts group Residents for Alternative Trash Solutions to oppose a regional landfill expansion in her community and promote zero waste principles. Kirstie started her legal career as an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Real Estate/Environmental Practice Group. A graduate of Boston College Law School and Harvard University, she lives in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.


Apr 22 2021


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