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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Tell Virginia legislators: Protect Our Health & Wetlands from Polystrene Trash!

Take Action! Contact members of the Virginia General Assembly and urge them to protect our health and environment from toxic single-use food containers.

Recent Actions

Protect Taunton from PFAS and other toxins released by the proposed Aries incinerator

For many years, Clean Water Action has been committed to banning PFAS in consumer products but we are also committed to addressing PFAS contamination from other sources such as waste.

Reclaim Renewable Energy in Maryland

Take Action! Tell the General Assembly that it’s time to #ReclaimRenewable and put our renewable energy money where our mouth is.

 

Victory! Pittsburgh Enacts Single-Use Bag Ban

Victory! Just in time for Earth Day, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed a ban on wasteful single-use plastic bags.

Let's Increase the Use of Reusable Bags in Philadelphia!

Please contact Philadelphia City Council and urge them to support an amendment that would add a fee on all single-use bags.

Waste Blog Posts

The Heal Room photo courtesy of The Heal Room
April 26, 2022

The work we do here at Clean Water Action  is about bringing people together, and we love partnering with other folks who share our values and mission.

Celebrating Earth Day 2022
April 22, 2022

This Earth Day, take a moment to make your voice heard! Earth Day can be overwhelming. There is no shortage of troubling information about increasing climate change, and what that means for our communities and our health.

2017 Annapolis in Spring
April 13, 2022

Another year, another legislative session complete for us in Maryland! Maryland’s legislative session runs for just 90 days each year, between January and April, and ended this year on Monday 4/11. It was a busy legislative session full of lots of action on clean water, clean air, and environmental justice - and Clean Water Action members like you sent 3,000 emails to your delegates and senators in support of our priority legislation. Thank you for everything you do!

Here’s how our top clean water priorities fared: