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.

 

serving on reusable trays at Bishop O'Dowd High School

ReThink Disposable in the Community

Simple behavior changes and personal consumer choices can significantly impact how much waste and potential litter each of us produces.

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

January 19, 2017

Aquariums are in a great position to educate their visitors about the harmful impacts of plastic pollution. Lots of people visit aquariums—more than 183 million, worldwide, each year—and, according to research, they trust them more than most other public and private agencies.

I was thrilled to be invited to speak at a gathering of Aquarium staff from all over the country in Monterey Bay last month. About 100 guests representing 20 aquariums, nine environmental non-profits, a handful of consultancies, and a food and retail service provider participated in the event.

December 9, 2016

—This is a guest blog by Genevieve Abedon of Californians Against Waste

Going to Standing Rock to fight for Native rights, land and water, and against the outdated oil and gas industry has been one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. I was at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for most of Thanksgiving week.

Microbeads banned!
October 9, 2015

Breaking News! Governor Brown signed AB 888 (Bloom) to ban the use of plastic microbeads in personal care products into law. Clean Water Action was a co-sponsor of the bill fought for three years to get this landmark bill passed. This would not have been possible without Clean Water Action members like you. AB 888 memeAB 888 is the strongest plastic microbead ban in the country.