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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

New Jersey Governor signs recycled content bill into law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Transportation

New Report: President Biden’s first year in office marks progress on numerous environmental fronts

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Federal funding may promote new markets for wasteful single-use plastics

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Tuesday federal funding totaling $13.4 million for the research and development of facilities that would chemically convert single-use plastics into new plastic materials.

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips

STATEMENT: Consumer advocates call for timely refunds after airlines cancel more than 2,000 flights nationwide since Christmas Eve

Since Christmas Eve, airline companies canceled more than 2,000 U.S. flights, and even more flights were delayed, affecting tens of thousands of flyers. Worldwide, more than 8,000 flights have been canceled, and this may not be the last of it.  

News Release | PIRG

Year in review: public health, climate and consumer protection victories of 2021

A new presidential administration opened the way for more national action by PIRG. At the same time, state partners continued to make progress across the country.

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