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.

Plastics & Single-Use Foodware Ordinance - Activist Toolkit

This toolkit provides steps and resources to pass a local single-use plastics/Styrofoam ordinance in your town.

Press Releases

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.

July 20, 2018

Clean Water Action's ReThink Disposable program is excited to partner with Indie Street to make the event a greener experience for event-goers. Clean Water Action's ReThink Disposable program prevents waste before it starts by partnering with businesses and communities to minimize single use disposable packaging in food service to conserve resources, prevent waste and ocean pollution.

June 21, 2018

“Just as recycling became a paradigm shift 30 years ago, reusables can become the new normal.”

Waste Blog Posts

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.