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Congressional memo provides blueprint to reduce plastic pollution

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California circulated a memo Tuesday, with the help of U.S. PIRG and other, to state legislative offices around the country, encouraging lawmakers to draw from their Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.

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To meet laudable climate-neutral goal, Apple must rethink repair

In response to Apple’s announcement that it will attempt to go carbon netural by 2030, U.S. PIRG Right to Repair Campaign Director Nathan Proctor issued a statement calling for the company to rethink it's approach to repair to cut emissions. 

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Statement: House budget calls for FTC report on repair restrictions

The House Appropriation Committee passed its FY 2021 “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill” on Wednesday. It included a U.S. PIRG-backed requirement for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to continue investigating anti-competitive practices in the repair marketplace and then report its findings to Congress and the public. 

Introducing: Junked by Design

By | Kevin O'Reilly
Advocate, Right to Repair Campaign

A blog for people who love quality

The unsustainability of the fast fashion festival aesthetic

By | Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

Why a season with no Coachella or Bonnaroo might be bad for music fans, but good for the planet—and an opportunity to rethink fashion.


Waste during COVID-19: a mixed bag

By | Alex Truelove
Director, Zero Waste Campaign

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted and changed our lives in countless ways. Some of those changes have challenged our ability to handle and reduce our waste. Some changes have presented new opportunities. Here are some of the results, both good and bad:

Cut food waste with haste

By | Evan Preston
Director, New Economy Campaigns

Food waste is piling up while people wonder if they can get their groceries. Solutions for businesses, cities, and states to cut waste and get fresh food to people.


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