Watertown State Rep. Jonathan Hecht will be honored with a Massachusetts Clean Community Award for his work to reduce the amount of waste in the Bay State.
The award will be given out by the Keep Massachusetts Beautiful group at a ceremony on May 16, 2019 in Boston. Other recipients include State Sen. Paul Feeney, Rep. Jay Barrows, and Rep. Randy Hunt. Keep Massachusetts Beautiful is a non-profit group working to “to keep Massachusetts communities clean, green, and litter-free.”
Hecht will receive the award because of his work as a legislator trying to reduce waste, said Neil Rhein, executive director of Keep Massachusetts Beautiful.
“At Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, we’re all about mobilizing volunteers to clean up the litter that fouls our roadsides and public spaces. But we also realize that the real solution is litter prevention and better waste management practice,” Rhein said. “Rep. Hecht has been an ardent support of common sense solutions to reduce waste and hold businesses more accountable for the cost of disposing of their products.”
For years, Hecht was a leader in the campaign to update the Bottle Bill. More recently, he has championed packaging product stewardship legislation by sponsoring a bill and convening a stakeholder during the last session, and co-sponsoring two updated versions of this bill in the current session.
Tickets for the event are available atwww.keepmassbeautiful.org/cca