TO CLOSE LANDFILLS AND INCINERATORS, WE NEED TO PUSH FOR ZERO WASTE
Community leaders in Saugus and Revere, Massachusetts, are fighting for zero waste because, right now, our trash could end up in their backyard.
For years, our partners at Alliance for Health and Environment in Saugus and Revere have been leading the fight against a dangerous trash incinerator and dump in their neighborhood. The 5.7 million tons of trash Massachusetts throws away every year get burned in incinerators that pollute our air, or buried in leaking landfills that pollute our water. And these incinerators and landfills are often built in poor communities, as well as Black and Indigenous communities and other communities of color, from Saugus to Springfield.
As the state finalizes its new Solid Waste Master Plan, a blueprint for how the state will deal with trash over the next decade, Community Action Works is working with these community leaders to make sure that this plan phases out trash incineration and focuses on zero waste solutions.