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.

Recent Actions

Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use today!

Pledge to reduce your reliance on single-use disposable products and packaging.

Press Releases

Make “House Call” on South Carolina Company Spending the Most To Overturn Environmental Protections, Persist with Plastic Pollution

April 23, 2015

Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Green Philly, PennFuture, and Tookany-Tacony Frankford/Watershed Partnership commended Councilman Mark Squilla and City Council for introducing single use bag legislation.

Waste Blog Posts

May 22, 2017

Excitingly, on May 16, 2017, Milpitas City Council in California held a public hearing and adopted the first reading of an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foodware ordinance necessary to restrict the provision of EPS foam food service ware and protect public health, safety, and welfare.

May 15, 2017

In celebration of Earth Day, the Peralta Community College District hosted the 11thannual EcoFest Sustainability Festival at Laney College on Thursday, April 20, 2017.  The festival featured over 100 groups including live music, dancing lessons, local programs, environmental companies and non-profits, exhibitors featuring sustainable goods, and food trucks.

April 10, 2017

Five ReThink Disposable staff and 45 students recovered a surprising amount of trash on a litter cleanup and characterization at Laney College in Oakland recently:

Our goal was to identify sources of trash on campus and help the students create a source reduction program on campus to stop litter before it starts. We also wanted to prevent litter from polluting Peralta Creek, San Lorenzo Bay, and the Pacific Ocean.