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.

by Haley Sanborn

Food Waste out of the Trash

Food waste is a persistent problem, with over 25% of the overall food supply at the retail and consumer level going uneaten and wasted.

Recent Actions

Break Free from Plastic in Montgomery County

Plastic pollution is a problem at every stage of its lifecycle: from extracting the fossil fuels needed to create it and processing them into plastic, to their ultimate destination whether that is a landfill, an incinerato

Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use today!

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

Tell the General Assembly: Support Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion Legislation

Food waste is a persistent problem, with over 25% of the overall food supply at the retail and consumer level going uneaten and wasted.

Tell Baltimore City: sewage backups stink

The Baltimore City Council is holding investigative hearings on sewer backups and what the City is doing to solve this urgent public health and financial threat.

Waste Blog Posts

January 22, 2021

A huge thank you to Alexandra DySard of MOM's Organic Market who testified in support of SB304, which removes trash incineration from Maryland's recycling code, and shared their story.

RE: Support for SB0304 Maryland Recycling Act - Recyclable Materials and Resource Recovery Facilities - Alterations

January 21, 2021

Greetings, On behalf of MOM’s Organic Market I would like to urge a favorable vote on SB0304 the Maryland Recycling Act - Recyclable Materials and Resource Recovery Facilities - Alterations.

January 22, 2021

SB 304: Maryland Recycling Act - Recyclable Material and Resource Recovery Facilities - Alterations

Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

January 21, 2021

Positon: Favorable

Dear Chairman Pinsky and Members of the Committee,

January 19, 2021

The Maryland Compost Advocacy Coalition is made up of individual advocates and representatives of Maryland groups as well as national public interest organizations. We are organized to educate about the positive benefits of legislation to advance composting, compost use and food waste reduction in Maryland.