One of the first lessons I learned in my high school environmental class was the importance of attacking pollution at the source, rather than cleaning up the mess of pollution after the fact. For me, waiting until the air we breathe is filled with smog is not a sustainable way of preserving our natural resources. In order to keep Connecticut as clean and pollution free as possible, we have to start today, not tomorrow.
The source of much of this pollution is incineration, an out-of-date technology. So much of our waste can be used again, rather than burned. Bill 27 is a necessary step towards a more sustainable environment for the next generation. By cutting down on incineration and by promoting sustainable practices such as composting, recycling, and reusing, the bill will push Connecticut towards a future that is just as clean, or even cleaner, than today. Practicing sustainable waste disposal as soon as possible is the best way to secure a green future for Connecticut for decades to come, and Bill 27 is the best option to ensure this future.