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 Increase the Use of Reusable Bags in Philadelphia!

Please contact Philadelphia City Council and urge them to support an amendment that would add a fee on all single-use bags.

Recent Actions

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.

Ensure Safe & Healthy Septic Systems!

HB318/SB479 (sponsored by Delegate Stein and Senator Hester) establishes a regulatory board for the on-site wastewater industry.

Waste Blog Posts

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June 29, 2022

Plastic Free July is a global movement that empowers us to be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Here are easy actions you can take right now to reduce your single-use plastic footprint

June 27, 2022

In the summer of 2021, I began working with Clean Water Action as an intern to help with some of their policy research projects, primarily concerning Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, trash incineration, and waste disposal in general. As I delved deeper into our current waste management systems, I learned more about alternatives and better solutions to the systems that we have now, which reminded me of the feasibility and simplicity of sorting waste during my time studying abroad in Lucca, Italy.

Friends outside a grill - Have a green barbecue summer!
June 7, 2022

Great food and great weather bring us together. Barbecues in the summer are perfect for spending time outside with loved ones. Here are some tips to make BBQing as “green” as possible this summer!