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.

photo by Keith Lasoya: Waste Neutral

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.

Recent Actions

#CutoutCutlery!

Tell Grubhub, DoorDash, and Seamless to install an “Opt-IN for single-use plastic cutlery (and accessories)” feature on their applications to provide users with these items BY REQUEST only thereby eliminating much unnecessary waste.

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.

Waste Blog Posts

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April 13, 2021

Monday was the last day of Maryland's Legislative Session. Maryland has a 90 day legislative session - it runs straight from January to April. Once it ends, the legislature can come back via Special Session to vote on legislation or override vetoes, but those are not common. So, this concludes our chance to change state law in 2021.

Zero Waste Earth Day Tips
April 12, 2021

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the idea of going zero waste in your life? Most people who want to produce minimum amounts of waste are afraid of the extra costs and hassle that comes from a zero waste lifestyle. Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started while keeping cost low and hassle even lower.

1. Use Glass JarsGlass Jar

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March 29, 2021

Today, the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee holds its hearing on HB807, legislation to create a task force to study recycling and solid waste policies and systems in Maryland. This task force could significantly help advance zero waste in Maryland; here is our testimony in favor of the bill.

HB807: Task Force on Recycling Policy and Recycling and Waste Systems in Maryland

Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

March 31, 2021