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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.

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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.

Examining Google’s repair track-record as shareholders call for change

By | Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Google’s parent company, Alphabet*, faces shareholder proposal because of history of repair restrictions

10 steps Whole Foods can immediately take to reduce single-use plastic

By | Juliana Clejan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

The national chain prides itself on being a green grocer, but in reality, their promises fall short. Here are 10 steps that Whole Foods should take – many of which have already been taken by other retailers – to be more sustainable and ultimately be an industry leader once again.

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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:

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STATEMENT: Apple concedes to Right to Repair movement, reverses ban on selling parts to consumers

Apple reversed its longstanding policy against selling spare parts, providing repair instructions, and making repair software tools available to customers.

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