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Set Your Year Off Right: 17 Zero-Waste and Minimalist Tips for Decluttering Your Home

January 19, 2022

There’s not a better time than the beginning of the year to make a change in your home.  Setting the intention to declutter and create a more sustainable and zero-waste home is a great goal to start off your year. With that in mind, it can seem overwhelming to begin your journey towards a minimalist home. 

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Victory for Zero Waste in the Garden State! NJ Passes Recycled Content Bill

January 12, 2022

Great news from New Jersey! The State Legislature just passed an ambitious new bill (S2515/A4676) that will require minimum percentages of post-consumer recycled content in a variety of packaging products, including rigid plastic containers, beverage containers, paper and plastic bags, trash bags, and glass containers. The new law, which is just awaiting Governor Murphy's signature, will also set incremental increases to the Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) percentages and bans Styrofoam packing peanuts.

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Clean Water Action's 2022 Rhode Island Legislative Preview: Part I - Plastic Pollution

January 11, 2022

In this three part blog series, learn more about our work in Rhode Island to fight climate change, stop plastic pollution, and create healthier communities. The first in our series focuses on our campaign to stop plastic pollution.

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What's Your Climate Resolution?

December 30, 2021

This new year, join us in creating eco-friendly resolutions to help combat the climate crisis, protect clean water, and help create more just, sustainable, and healthier communities for all. 

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Hope in the Face of Turmoil

December 14, 2021

With your help, we can continue to charge forward together towards this healthier tomorrow.

Wins for Clean Water Across the Country

November 18, 2021

With your support, Clean Water Action is making a big impact for our water, health and communities across the country! Check out this roundup of the latest and greatest accomplishments. To support our programs, make a special contribution here. By speaking out together, our voices are heard!

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Up in Smoke

November 15, 2021

On Tuesday, October 26th the Zero Waste Massachusetts coalition hosted a webinar on incineration in Massachusetts.

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One step closer to energy equity at work and at home

November 10, 2021

Last week the MA Energy Efficiency Advisory Council* voted on the resolution for its 2022-2024 plan. The final resolution reiterates the Council’s priorities, including greenhouse emission reductions, investments in workforce development, and equity. Now, we need the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to prioritize energy and climate justice and vote for an equitable energy efficiency program for our State. 

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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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Next steps to Phase Out PFAS in Connecticut

October 26, 2021

Connecticut became a national leader when we passed our priority PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) bill this year.