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.

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.

Recent Actions

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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May 4, 2020

Amidst this time of hardship and uncertainty, we bring you some good news: Governor Murphy has signed a food waste recycling mandate (A2371/S865) that will help keep food waste out of landfills and implement more sustainable practices.

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April 29, 2020

We love our partners in our ReThink Disposable program. Those businesses have worked hard to eliminate their use of single-use food ware by switching to reusable food ware, and have also helped to educate their customers about why it is so important to move away from our disposable culture. And we’re crushed that many of these businesses, these friends have been deeply impacted by over the past 6 weeks.

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April 14, 2020
Stay at home days can be a great opportunity to clean and de-clutter different parts of your house and lifestyle. But as we spend more and more time at home, how can we make sure our environment and the products we use are as safe and healthy as possible for our kids and families? We've put together a fun list of eco-friendly activities that will not only help get rid of those quarantine blues, but also help you create a toxic-free, zero waste home! From upcycling plastic bottles to creating hanging flowerpots out of lightbulbs, these projects will surely keep your family busy.