Rhode Island

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Tell RI legislators: Support bills to eliminate plastic pollution and protect our neighborhoods, rivers, and Narragansett Bay

Tell your Representative and Senator to SUPPORT moving all five of these bills out of committee and on to votes by the full House and Senate.

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PFAS Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Protect Families and Firefighters from Flame Retardants

Flame retardant chemicals sound like a good thing.

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Green Infrastructure Coalition

Clean Water Action is a leading member of the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition, which advocates for natural landscaping methods to help clean and control storm water. Learn more.

From We All Live Downstream

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Plastic Pollution in Rhode Island: Part Three

October 29, 2021

Clean Water Action is also pushing for one or two things: a reduced tax rate for non-single-use products made from virgin resins or clear definitions explaining what products are single-use and which are not. Join Clean Water Action in eliminating the problem at the source. 

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Plastic Pollution in Rhode Island: Part Two

October 25, 2021

In recent years, bills have been introduced to address polystyrene, plastic flatware, single-use water bottles and other plastic packaging. But, none have succeeded. The most efficient way to comprehensively solve the problem of single-use plastics, then, is with a statewide EPR bill.