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ReThink Disposable Blog Series Part II: Next Steps for Local Zero Waste Policies

February 22, 2021

NJ's statewide ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam containers was a huge victory made possible in part by the 50 plus local ordinances banning these and other single-use disposables. This just goes to show how powerful local policies can be in creating larger change. So what else can municipalities do?

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Rebuilding New Jersey’s Budget and Environment for the Many

April 30, 2020

As our state heroically strives to meet this crisis with a too-small Rainy Day Fund and an underfunded budget, it is worth considering what type of budget choices New Jersey can make now that can support working families, our state’s economy, and our state’s environment as we move forward together.

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New Jersey Legislative Priorities for 2020!

January 21, 2020

We're gearing up for an exciting new legislative session - and hope you will join us in holding our elected officials accountable and prioritizing clean water, our health and the environment!

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The Summer We Couldn't Swim

October 16, 2019

The Summer of 2019 is over and in New Jersey, we’ve been slammed with an ugly effect of the climate crisis – more and often longer outbreaks of toxic algae.

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Ensuring Safety: Nuclear Oversight Board Established in New Jersey

October 10, 2019

Less than a week after Clean Water Action called for an independent oversight board to scrutinize the decommissioning of the Oyster Creek nuclear plant, the Murphy Administration agreed and signed an executive order for its establishment.

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The Truth About Pesticides

July 30, 2019

We all want clean water and a healthy environment for our families, but may not realize the hidden dangers lurking in pesticide-treated lawns.

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13 Gas Projects Undermine Murphy Energy Plan, Threaten Climate Catastrophe

February 13, 2019

Today, Empower NJ released a new report​ documenting the devastating climate impacts of 13 fossil fuel projects in New Jersey.

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Plastic Free July: Plastic-Free-BQ at Indie Street Film Fest!

July 12, 2018

For Plastic Free July, Clean Water Action's ReThink Disposable program is excited to partner with Indie Street Film Fest in Red Bank, NJ to reduce single-use disposable plastic waste. We couldn't be successful without a movement of ReThink Disposable champions and leaders to bring about change in their communities.

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Upcoming Clean Water Action Events in New Jersey - Don't Miss Out!

June 29, 2018

Join us at some fun events this summer and fall in New Jersey!

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No Plastic Straws - New Jersey Restaurants Help Curb Plastic Pollution

June 4, 2018

Governments and municipalities all over the world are proposing bans on single-use plastic straws, from the U.K. to Monmouth Beach, New Jersey! Here in New Jersey, ReThink Disposable is excited to highlight restaurants who have changed their own policies on serving plastic straws in order to address the issues of plastic pollution in our oceans.