New Jersey Blog Posts

Kim Gaddy with Sen Booker and other leaders in Newark

Newark: A Leader on Getting the Lead Out!

February 16, 2022

My city of Newark has become a shining example of what can be achieved when elected officials work with communities as trusted environmental advocates and messengers.

Clean Water on the Move

Clean Water on the Move - Jan 2022

January 9, 2022

Welcome to Clean Water on the Move, your monthly update from Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund in New Jersey!

NJ's new straw policy is in effect!

November 9, 2021

Last year we celebrated as New Jersey passed into law one of the strongest bans on single-use disposables in the country (P.L. 2020, c. 117).

chemical plant

Testimony Opposing "Chemical Recycling" A5803

June 14, 2021

Statement by Maura Toomey, Zero Waste Organizer for Clean Water Action before the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Opposing A5803

June 14, 2021

ReThink Disposable Blog Series Part III: Next Steps for Statewide Zero Waste Policies

June 11, 2021

New Jersey’s ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam containers will go into effect one year from now, or May 2022! This victory was the result of the groundswell of concern over the damage being caused to our environment by waste and single-use plastics. This is only the beginning of the paradigm shift toward zero waste happening in New Jersey, across the U.S., and around the world. In the next part of our ReThink Disposable Blog Series, we will take a look at state policies in the works that will move us ever closer toward a zero waste future.