Solid Waste

How to minimize food waste this 4th of July

By | Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

Planning ahead and getting creative with leftovers reduces food waste for a fun, sustainable celebration.

News Release | Solid Waste

Statement: FTC Takes Action Against Harley-Davidson and Westinghouse for “Illegally Restricting Customers’ Right to Repair.”

PIRG’s Senior Right to Repair Campaign Director, Nathan Proctor, issued the following statement on the FTC announcement: “The rubber is hitting the road on the FTC’s new focus on protecting your Right to Repair ... "

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Department of the Interior will end plastic pollution in parks, public lands

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued an order on Wednesday, World Oceans Day, to phase out single-use plastic products on lands managed by the Department of the Interior by 2032. The order is intended to reduce -- and eventually eliminate -- plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers, bottles, straws, cups, cutlery and disposable plastic bags at national parks and on other public lands.

News Release | Solid Waste

STATEMENT: Right to Repair passes in New York State

The New York state Assembly approved a new Right to Repair bill Friday by a vote of 145 to 1. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblymember Patricia Fahy and state Sen. Neil Breslin, passed the state Senate earlier this week by a vote of 59 to 4, and now goes to Gov. Kathy Hochul to be signed into law. 

Update: New bill would stop companies from dumping plastic

By | Lisa Frank
Vice President and D.C. Director, The Public Interest Network

Tiny pieces of plastic are no being found everywhere we look. The Plastic Pellet Free Water Act would help.

The Biden administration is investing in battery reuse, helping EV batteries remain a climate solution and not just more e-waste

How to Save Food and Prevent Waste

By | Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

We all play a role in creating food waste, so we can all be part of the solution.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Solid Waste

Statement: Consumer, environmental advocates welcome Coca-Cola’s commitment to reuse

ATLANTA--- The Coca-Cola Co., the world’s top plastic polluter according to a recent Global Brand Audit, announced on Thursday a new commitment to use refillable or returnable glass or plastic bottles – or refillable containers at fountains and dispensers – for at least 25% of global beverage sales across its entire brand portfolio by 2030.

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