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.

by Haley Sanborn

Food Waste out of the Trash

Food waste is a persistent problem, with over 25% of the overall food supply at the retail and consumer level going uneaten and wasted.

Recent Actions

Tell the General Assembly: Support Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion Legislation

Food waste is a persistent problem, with over 25% of the overall food supply at the retail and consumer level going uneaten and wasted.

Tell Baltimore City: sewage backups stink

The Baltimore City Council is holding investigative hearings on sewer backups and what the City is doing to solve this urgent public health and financial threat.

Waste Blog Posts

January 19, 2021

The Maryland Compost Advocacy Coalition is made up of individual advocates and representatives of Maryland groups as well as national public interest organizations. We are organized to educate about the positive benefits of legislation to advance composting, compost use and food waste reduction in Maryland.

January 1, 2021

Organic recycling is simply another type of recycling - transforming the waste so it can be reused as a soil amendment and does not clutter our landfills.

How does waste management at a business work?

December 9, 2020

Maryland’s legislative session ended early for the first time since the Civil War this year, because of COVID-19. This meant that the only piece of legislation we were working on that passed was the ban on chlorpyrifos. Governor Hogan vetoed the chlorpyrifos ban, opting for regulations instead. Regulations can be undone with the stroke of a single pen, which is why Clean Water likes strong legislative language!