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Solid Waste Master Plan

Organization(s) Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description In the summer of 2000, Massachusetts environmental officials announced that the top priority of the state's newest solid waste management plan is to achieve a 70 percent waste reduction rate by 2010. Pollution prevention is a primary facet of the plan. Among key proposed waste reduction programs is the Product Stewardship Initiative. Under this program, the management of any product is the shared responsibility of the end user, the designers, producers, and sellers of the product. Product stewardship efforts are already underway within the state on such items as rechargeable batteries. Other plan highlights include: Focus waste reduction strategies on construction and demolition debris, food waste, and other key materials; Pursue legislation requiring that residents in multi-family units be provided with access to recycling; Require disposal facilities to implement recycling benefit plans for aggressive waste reduction; Increase DEP enforcement of waste bans; and Phase-in additional disposal capacity to meet a no net import/net export of trash goal by 2006.

More Info www.state.ma.us/ota/SUPPORT/MESP.htm
Project Contact
Name Paul Walsh
Phone 617-556-1011
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Construction/Demolition
Activity Keywords Policy/Legislative
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 10 No 2, Summer 2000 [PDF]


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