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.

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Zero Waste for Massachusetts

In an economy designed to consume as much as possible as often as possible, it’s no surprise that we churn through products so rapidly that we are facing an escalating planetary waste crisis.

Recent Actions

Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use today!

Pledge to reduce your reliance on single-use disposable products and packaging.

Take Action: Ban Plastic Bags in NJ

Ask the NJ State Legislature for a ban on single-use plastics.

 

Urge your town to pass a local plastics ordinance

Please contact your local officials to let them know you would like to see a single-use plastics ordinance in your hometown.

Tell Baltimore City: sewage backups stink

The Baltimore City Council is holding investigative hearings on sewer backups and what the City is doing to solve this urgent public health and financial threat.

Waste Blog Posts

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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!

Our Baltimore canvass team collected 126 letters from city residents supporting the plastic bag ban!
January 14, 2020

Yesterday morning, we gathered with Baltimore City residents, advocates, Council members, state delegates, and Mayor Young for the final signing of legislation we've been working for over the past six months: the Comprehensive Bag Reduction Act! This city legislation bans plastic checkout bags in Baltimore, and puts a 5-cent fee on paper and other bags to make up the extra cost of purchasing these bags on stores, and encourage the use of reusable bags.

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January 7, 2020

Every year, Clean Water members and allies successfully help protect the Chesapeake Bay, open space, farmland, and historic sites during Virginia’s legislative sessions. Here’s a preview of what we Clean Water Action will be focused on.