Bruce W.

Location:

Nashville, TN

Member since:

September 24, 2010

Introduction

I am active with BURNT, a Nashville environmental group which works for better recycling, landfill, water, pesticide, and environmental justice policies in Metro Nashville and the State. Bruce Wood BURNT

What Bruce W. is saying about this Meetup Group

BURNT Please be involved in solid waste. Now is the time we can win a victory. Tennessee landfills are atrocious. We generate 12 million tons of waste a year. Yet, proven methods in other states and countries demonstrate we can compost food waste (12% of waste stream) and unrecycled paper (25%). Construction waste (15%--20%) is highly recycled and reusable. Yet, Tennessee is the only state in the country which credits landfilled construction waste as recycled. On 7 December the State Solid Waste Control Disposal Board will be pressured to reverse a good ruling in August 2010 which rejkected a very weak rule that encouraged landfilling. BURNT is working with groups and people on this but we have no paid staff. This is very much a water decision because landfills leak into groundwater. And, it is poor and minority who are hurt activnshvll@aol.com 615-327-8515


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