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

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.


Waste Blog Posts

March 7, 2022

With the support of our members, we were able to testify before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee on February 17th in support of bills to reduce toxins in our lives and waste in the environment.

Toxic for People & Planet projected on BRESCO by the Backbone Campaign
March 4, 2022

Testimony Supporting HB11

House Economic Matters Committee

March 4, 2022

Position: SUPPORT

Dear Chair and Members of the Committee,

February 17, 2022

Today, the House Appropriations Committee held its hearing on HB566, legislation to bring Maryland one step further down the path to Zero Waste by ensuring that new schools are built with facilities to separate recycling and compost from the trash in place. What a great idea! Read our testimony for more:

HB566: School Construction – Design Documents – Waste Disposal Infrastructure

House Appropriations Committee

February 17, 2022