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.

Trash can full of disposable coffee cups

Burning trash is not recycling!

Under a quirk of Maryland code, burning trash can count as recycling.

Recent Actions

Time to Stop Burying and Burning Food Waste!

Join us to urge the NJ Legislature to pass NJ's Food Waste Recycling bill (S865/A2371) which would require large food waste generators to separate and recycle food waste.

Take Action: Ban Plastic Bags in NJ

Ask NJ Legislative Leaders for a ban on single-use plastics.

 

San Francisco -- Join the fight against plastic pollution

Plastic pollution is choking our oceans, trashing our streets, and polluting our bodies.  We need to act now to reduce the spread of single-use disposable plastic in San Francisco.

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.

Waste Blog Posts

March 12, 2020

Yesterday, I testified in favor of Senate Bill 723, to give consumers a right to repair their electronics. This might not seem like an environmental issue, but the flood of thrown away products has an enormous environmental impact. Read the joint written testimony signed by 9 organizations below.

SB723: Consumer Protection: Right to Repair

Senate Finance Committee

March 11, 2020

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February 28, 2020

On Thursday, January 23, Baltimore’s Department of Public Works held a public information session on its tasks and progress on sewers and Baltimore’s sewage consent decree. DPW lawyer Paul DeSantis spoke for the brunt of presentation, and afterwards six stations were also held to elucidate issues in the eye of the public.

February 27, 2020

On Thursday Feb., 20 and Tuesday Feb., 25, I was able to attend and and testify for introductions of House Bill 438 and Senate Bill 560 into their respective committees (Economic Matters in the House, and Finance for the Senate).