Waste

Clean Water is  taking-on single use products. From shopping bags, to food and beverage packaging, to plastic water bottles, our goal is to minimize the use of single use products.  We engage businesses, local governments, and individual consumers in rethinking the disposable lifestyle.

Study On Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Disposable vs Reusable Foodservice Products

Expensive, so-called environmentally friendly, compostable cups actually produce more greenhouse gases in the landfill than their conventional plastic counterparts, according to a new study by ReThink Disposable. 

Press Releases

August 30, 2014

It took 6 years of advocacy and the building of a grassroots movement to make this happen, but with 121 local ordinances already on the books across California, our legislature finally followed the will of the people.

April 23, 2015

Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Green Philly, PennFuture, and Tookany-Tacony Frankford/Watershed Partnership commended Councilman Mark Squilla and City Council for introducing single use bag legislation.

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Waste Blog Posts

August 25, 2017

Our $400,000 Ocean Protection Council-funded project has officially launched on the island of Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Clean Water Fund attended the 33rd Annual Alameda Art and Wine Faire on July 29, 2017 to unveil a groundbreaking project called “ReThink Disposable: Unpackaging Alameda, ” to create a model “unpackaged” community by engaging 100 food businesses on the island to become ReThink Disposable certified.

Waste_Plastic_National_Pile. Photo: Mikadun / Shutterstock
August 4, 2017

The world is awash in plastic trash. We've produced more than 9 billion tons of plastic since the middle of the 20th century and most of it lingers in landfills and recycling piles, in our oceans, on our beaches, and in our bodies. It's not going anywhere anytime soon.  It's our toxic legacy.

August 2, 2017

Catch up on the Plastic Free July news from Berkeley...