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.

The Chesapeake Bay during Winter

Maryland's 2019 Legislative Session

Clean Water priorities for 2019:

Recent Actions

Let's Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in Rhode Island!

Let your State Representative and Senator know that you want them to support statewide legislative efforts to phase out single-use plastic bags once and for all!

Help Us Pass a Strong Plastic Bag Bill!

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

 

Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use today!

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

Press Releases

September 21, 2018

On September 21st, a group of Baltimore residents, local elected officials, and environmental advocates rallied in a str

August 28, 2018

Clean Water Action praises Governor Phil Murphy’s veto of bill (S2600/A3267) passed by the NJ legislature in June that would put a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bag. This bill would have prevented municipalities from passing stronger local ordinances on plastic bags.

August 24, 2018

Governor Phil Murphy has committed to veto a bill (S2600/A3267) passed by the NJ legislature in June that would put a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags, according to Senate Environment Committee Chairman Bob Smith, D-Piscataway.

Waste Blog Posts

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December 30, 2018

2018 was the year of plastic with plastic pollution reaching public attention more than ever before. The global plastic crisis made the cover of National Geographic, headlines in multiple international news sources and documentaries, and even a special on 60 Minutes. We also saw more plastic pollution policies introduced and adopted worldwide, including over twenty local policies in New Jersey!

ReThink Disposable team at the Alameda litter tracking and sorting event
December 11, 2018

On October 8th, Alameda City employees Kerry Parker and Marc Bautista joined ReThink Disposable program staff and members of Clean Water Action's field canvass team to pick through litter collected by the city’s streetsweeper from the two main busy commercial downtown districts on the island.

September 26, 2018

On September 21, the Maryland Department of the Environment held a public hearing to conclude a nearly two-year process to update air pollution regulations for municipal waste incinerators in Maryland: the BRESCO facility in Baltimore, and the Dickerson facility in Curtis Bay.