In This Issue: Getting to Zero Waste: ReThink Disposable Launches in New England | States in the Lead: Our New England Team is Taking on Toxic PFAS Pollution | Victory! Rhode Island is Getting the Lead out of the Water! | Less Litter, Less Waste, More Recycling: The Rhode Island Bottle Bill | “We Still Can’t Breathe” - On the Ground at the Rally for Asthma Justice | Live in Western Massachusetts? Worried about your water? Contact us! | Energy Efficiency Campaign Launches Round 2! | Celebrating New England’s Environmental Champions!
Until Rhode Island passes a more comprehensive ban on toxic PFAS, these toxic "forever chemicals" will continue to contaminate our waterways and our bodies. Clean Water Action is supporting legislation this session that will ban these dangerous PFAS chemicals from a range of products we use every day *before* these toxins can contaminate our bodies and the environment.
A new coalition of state environmental organizations, the Rhode Island Zero Waste Coalition, have sent a joint letter to Governor Dan McKee asking him to support a container deposit law, or “bottle bill,” to fight plastic pollution and increase recycling in Rhode Island.