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 Your Representatives: Break Free From Plastic

It’s time to hold brands, manufacturers, and the plastics industry accountable for their role in the plastic pollution crisis! Please urge your representatives in the U.S.

Recent Actions

Break Free from Plastic in Montgomery County

Plastic pollution is a problem at every stage of its lifecycle: from extracting the fossil fuels needed to create it and processing them into plastic, to their ultimate destination whether that is a landfill, an incinerato

Urge your town to pass a local plastics ordinance

Please contact your local officials to let them know you would like to see a single-use plastics ordinance in your hometown.

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.

Let's get a handle on plastic waste in California!

What we use every day effects the environment.  Single use items such as packaging, paper cups, plastic take out containers, etc.

Waste Blog Posts

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October 5, 2020

On September 15, the Montgomery County Council held a public hearing on Council Bills 32-20 and 33-20, about moving beyond the use of plastics that cannot be recycled in Montgomery County. Clean Water Action submitted the below comments in support of the bill. To submit your own comments, click here!

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July 29, 2020

Next time you reach for the bottle of "pure" water, think twice as popular brands may be selling you water contaminated with microplastics and toxic chemicals from their plastic packaging.