Kevin Budris (he/him)

Advocacy Director

Kevin Budris, smiling, wearing blue button down shirt.

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  • Just Zero’s mission and strategy
  • Waste facilities: Toxic, climate-damaging, and unjust
  • Getting to Zero Waste through just, equitable solutions

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J.D. The George Washington University School of Law
B.A. Government, Harvard University
Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Twitter: @kevin_budris

My Zero Waste advocacy began by bringing lawsuits against leaking landfills that were contaminating rivers, wetlands, and drinking water. I quickly realized that without the right laws, policies, systems, and solutions in place, we’d never escape the toxic, climate-damaging impacts of our outdated waste systems. But we don’t have to choose between burning and burying waste. Instead, we can redesign, reduce, reuse, divert, and compost our way to a just and equitable world.

At Just Zero, I lead the organization’s advocacy work against dangerous waste facilities. I work with community members, legislators, local advocacy organizations, and others to strive for community-centered Zero Waste solutions. I also lead our work opposing any and all attempts to burn waste or plastic.

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