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National Consumer Protection Week 2021

 | by Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Being a consumer is tough. We want to help make it a little easier. In recognition of Consumer Protection Week from Feb. 28-March 6, U.S. PIRG is providing key consumer protection advice. Check in here every day for our updated tips and tools. 

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Bales of paper for recycling.
 | by
Haley Clinton
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

Thoughts on the EPA’s comment period on how to measure recycling rates

 | by
Aaron Colonnese
Creative Associate

Some student loan servicers take advantage of borrowers through unfair, predatory and even illegal lending methods. It’s a problem MASSPIRG and our partners have been working to solve for years — and our efforts were rewarded this past January, when the Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights was passed by the Legislature and then signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. Nearly 1 million student borrowers across the commonwealth now have the protections they deserve against deceptive lending practices.

Ostrich head in sand
 | by
Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Happy to report that after a long period of head-in-the-sand actions by their predecessors, some old and all of the new leaders at financial regulatory agencies see the risks of climate change to the economy and know that investors need to know more about it, too. The climate crisis is real. 

 | by
Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

If a company makes products that are designed to become waste, it should also be financially responsible for cleaning up those products.