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.

Recent Actions

Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use today!

Pledge to reduce your reliance on single-use disposable products and packaging.

Let's Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in Rhode Island!

Let your State Representative and Senator know that you want them to support statewide legislative efforts to phase out single-use plastic bags once and for all!

Take Action: Ban Plastic Bags in NJ

Ask the NJ State Legislature for a ban on single-use plastics.

 

Hey, MD: No More Cash for Burning Trash

Contact your state legislators today and ask them to support the Clean Energy Jobs Act and stop subsidizing trash incineration as clean energy.

Press Releases

January 24, 2019

BERKELEY, Calif. – The Berkeley, CA City Council has taken an important step to drastically reduce the amount of disposable foodware coming out of the doors of the city’s restaurants.

September 21, 2018

On September 21st, a group of Baltimore residents, local elected officials, and environmental advocates rallied in a str

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.

Waste Blog Posts

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February 6, 2019

Clean Water Action was honored to once again work with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in greening the Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark.

Community advocates, including ReThink Disposable team members, celebrate the passage of the Berkeley ordinance
January 30, 2019

Last week, Berkeley’s City Council unanimously passed a resolution that will drastically reduce the amount of disposable food ware from the city's restaurants. Berkeley’s new Disposable Free Dining ordinance is a game-changing step forward in the global movement to stop plastic pollution from endangering waterways, wildlife, and communities. 

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December 30, 2018

2018 was the year of plastic with plastic pollution reaching public attention more than ever before. The global plastic crisis made the cover of National Geographic, headlines in multiple international news sources and documentaries, and even a special on 60 Minutes. We also saw more plastic pollution policies introduced and adopted worldwide, including over twenty local policies in New Jersey!