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Women's History Month - Recognizing The Women Who Inspire Us

March 15, 2021

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Clean Water Action is thrilled to raise the voices of strong women in the environmental justice field who continue to encourage us to take action and better our communities.

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ReThink Disposable Blog Series Part II: Next Steps for Local Zero Waste Policies

February 22, 2021

NJ's statewide ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam containers was a huge victory made possible in part by the 50 plus local ordinances banning these and other single-use disposables. This just goes to show how powerful local policies can be in creating larger change. So what else can municipalities do?

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Environmental Justice & Climate Change at the Forefront of New Transportation Investments in NJ

February 17, 2021

Just months after announcing groundbreaking environmental justice legislation, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced a trio of environmental actions, including over $100 million in new transportation investments to tackle the climate crisis, reduce pollution in communities of color and high-poverty areas, and create new jobs.

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ReThink Disposable Blog Series Part I: Zero Waste at Home & In Your Community

February 2, 2021

Despite so many challenges, we accomplished so much in 2020. One of our biggest victories in New Jersey was helping pass legislation banning single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam food containers, while also limiting unnecessary use of plastic straws by requiring restaurants to provide them only upon request! This is a huge step forward but we still have a long way to go to fight plastic pollution and climate change. So what else can we do?

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TJX announces new restrictions on toxic chemicals as part of new chemicals strategy

February 1, 2021

Last month, TJX—the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods, and Sierra Trading Post—announced on its website it is developing an expanded “Chemical Management” strategy

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The Veto of Bill S.2995: A [Painfully] Missed Opportunity

January 27, 2021

What could have been a momentous step towards achieving environmental justice and equity was instead a painfully missed opportunity.

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Healthy Communities and Sustainable Transportation in Virginia

January 26, 2021

With this year's legislative session entirely virtual, it is so important that members like you write and call your legislators, submit testimony, and support bills by spreading the word!

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Working Together For Change

January 21, 2021

On this momentous Inauguration Day, I am reflecting on the challenges we’ve faced as well as the positive change we have created together these past four years. Across the country, we banded together, steadfast in our duty to protect our environment in the face of very real threats.

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McDonald’s Announces Ban of Toxic PFAS 'Forever' Chemicals in Food Packaging

January 14, 2021

In a major victory for Clean Water Action and the Mind the Store campaign, McDonald's has announced a global ban on toxic PFAS ( per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances)  in their food packaging by 2025.

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VICTORY! Massachusetts Flame Retardants ban signed into law

January 4, 2021