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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Part one of EPA’s ‘National Recycling Strategy’ underwhelms

DENVER --  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its first National Recycling Strategy, part one of what the agency promises to be a “series on building a circular economy for all.” After receiving input from various stakeholders, including U.S. PIRG, the EPA chose five objectives, all of which focus on post-consumer waste management, that have historically yielded mixed results:

News Release | US PIRG Education Fund

36th annual Trouble in Toyland report exposes risks of counterfeit and other dangerous toys

Even though legitimate toymakers deserve kudos for making many of their products safer over the years, too often, Americans end up buying dangerous toys for children for the holidays.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: Draft COP26 agreement would accelerate global climate action, but firm deadlines are needed

With world leaders in Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, the United Nations climate agency on Wednesday released a draft of an agreement that urges participating nations to accelerate the pace of global climate action. It calls on countries to phase out coal and end subsidies for oil and gas. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG

New Fed data reveal auto debt at historic highs

Americans have accumulated $1.44 trillion in auto debt, the highest level in history, according to new data released by the New York Federal Reserve Bank on Tuesday.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Transportation

Statement: Infrastructure bill will mean cleaner air, water and energy for U.S.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 to build a bridge to a brighter future by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. This major bipartisan package will improve our transportation and power infrastructure and ensure clean water and broadband access across the United States over the coming decades. 

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