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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Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use!

There are so many things you can do to reduce your disposables footprint. These are our Top 10 actions for how to ReThink Disposable. Make a pledge below to continue doing the ones you already do, and choose the new actions you are willing to commit to.

Press Releases

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.

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.

Waste Blog Posts

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March 15, 2019

Internet challenges come and go, and generally I don’t pay much attention to them. This week, however, I began to see pictures of people posing with bags full of trash they had collected pop up all over social media. It seems the #trashtag challenge has taken off across the globe, bringing a ton of attention to a problem that has plagued us for decades, ever since the advent of our convenient, throwaway lifestyle.

A dye test is used to track the water coming off a septic system. Important information can be determined by a dye test - like how quickly wastewater is flowing through a system or which system is flowing here.
March 14, 2019

Septic systems are a decentralized way to treat human waste. In most cases, an individual home has its own septic system and drain field.

March 11, 2019

On Friday, people from all across Maryland came together in Annapolis for a day of action about HB961/SB548: bipartisan legislation to remove trash incineration from Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard and stop subsidizing it with millions of dollars each year, meant to support wind and solar development.