R3 Conference Plenary Panel Intro- Zero Waste and The Municipal Solid Waste Combustion Moratorium

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MassRecycle presents facts on the issue of zero waste and the municipal solid waste combustion moratorium.

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R3 Conference Plenary Panel Intro- Zero Waste and The Municipal Solid Waste Combustion Moratorium

  1. 1. Conference Plenary PanelZero Waste and the Municipal Solid Waste Combustion Moratorium• MassRecycle attended EEA meeting on SWMP; November 26, 2012• EEA opened public comment on the proposed modification of thesolid waste combustion moratorium; deadline of February 15, 2013• In response to our membership, MassRecycle began developing aforum for discussion to be held during our R3 Conference• MassRecycle submitted a formal request for extension of the publiccomment period until R3 to facilitate discussion• EEA responded with an extension until March 1, 2013
  2. 2. Conference Plenary PanelDiversion of Massachusetts Solid Waste by 2020 with the Pending Capacity Shortfall(Baseline Recycling Rate)Diversion Technology Tons % of Waste StreamRecycled/Composted 5,031,116 44.05%Other 511,909 4.48%Landfilled in MA 600,154 5.25%Shipped out of MA 2,039,472 17.85%Waste-to-Energy 3,240,000 28.36%11,422,651 100.00%44%5%5%18%28%Recycled/CompostedOtherLandfilled in MAShipped out of MAWaste-to-Energy
  3. 3. Conference Plenary PanelDiversion of Massachusetts Solid Waste by 2020 with the Pending Capacity Shortfall(Increased Recycling Rate)Diversion Technology Tons % of Waste StreamRecycled/Composted 6,366,984 55.74%Other 511,909 4.48%Landfilled in MA 600,154 5.25%Shipped out of MA 703,604 6.16%Waste-to-Energy 3,240,000 28.36%11,422,651 100.00%56%5%5%6%28%Recycled/CompostedOtherLandfilled in MAShipped out of MAWaste-to-Energy
  4. 4. Conference Plenary PanelSources2010 Solid Waste Data Update. MassDEP, November 2011.Revised Draft 2010-2020 Solid Waste Master Plan: A Pathway to Zero Waste.MassDEP, December 2012.Goldstein, James. Assessment of Materials Management Options for theMassachusetts Solid Waste Master Plan Review. Tellus Institute, December 2008.

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