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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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.

Recent Actions

Take action to stop the plastic crisis upstream and downstream!

Take action! Tell your legislators to support the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill!

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.

Massachusetts legislators: Take action now to turn off the PFAS tap!

Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals that are toxic at very low levels, causing testicular and kidney cancer, high cholesterol, colitis, and immunosuppression, including reduced response to vaccines.

Don't Give Polluting Plastics-Burning Facilities a Fast Pass!

Contact your state legislators and the governor right now! Tell them to oppose S2788 and H8089.

Waste Blog Posts

photo by Keith Lasoya: Waste Neutral
May 31, 2022

This morning, the Baltimore City Board of Estimates is holding a hearing on amendments to the City's 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan - read the amendments for yourself here. Or for the highlights, read our testimony below!

 

Dear members of the Board of Estimates,

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.