Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection http://wamc.org en MassDEP Releases Updated Waste Management Master Plan http://wamc.org/post/massdep-releases-updated-waste-management-master-plan <p></p><p>The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has released its updated Solid Waste Master Plan, which aims to increase recycling and reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills. But some aspects of the plan remain controversial among environmentalists.</p><p></p><p>The new master plan released this week has a goal of reducing waste in Massachusetts 30 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. The plan will focus on controlling food waste, increasing recycling, and looking to new technologies to eliminate waste and reducing the toll on the state’s landfills.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:29:17 +0000 Lucas Willard 64162 at http://wamc.org MassDEP Releases Updated Waste Management Master Plan Environmentalists Urge MassDEP to Take Precautions in Updated Waste Management Plan http://wamc.org/post/environmentalists-urge-massdep-take-precautions-updated-waste-management-plan <p></p><p>As state officials in Massachusetts are working to develop a new waste-management master plan, environmental advocates are warning that some options would open the door to higher levels of air pollution.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59746 at http://wamc.org