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 Stop Plastic Bag Pollution in Pittsburgh!

According to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s “2018 The Cost of Litter & Illegal Dumping in Pennsylvania” study, Pittsburgh spent approximately $2,734,400 on litter prevention, $57,700 on litter education and outreach, $2

Recent Actions

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.

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.

Reclaim Renewable Energy in Maryland

Take Action! Tell the General Assembly that it’s time to #ReclaimRenewable and put our renewable energy money where our mouth is.

 

Waste Blog Posts

A compost pile at Prince George's County's compost facility.
January 24, 2022

Small, local composting operations are a big part of the Zero Waste solution! That's why we're so excited to support SB229/HB184, to promote the development of on-farm compost facilities. In collaboration with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Shore Rivers, we're also supporting amendments to make sure that these compost operations don't have unintended environmental consequences.

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January 19, 2022

Today, we testified in favor of SB124, legislation to create a grants program for public schools to divert food waste and develop composting infrastructure! Check out the public hearing here, read a recap here, and click here to email your representatives!

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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.