Solid Waste

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.

The Countdown to Zero Waste - February Update

By | Alex Truelove
Director, Zero Waste Campaign

Our country has a waste problem. It's time for new solutions and a renewed commitment to move toward zero waste. PIRG and Environment America's advocates, organizers and members are promoting ways to reduce what we consume, reuse what we can, and recycle the rest.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Statement: $500M settlement for Apple's "BatteryGate" underscores need for Right to Repair

Right to Repair campaign director Nathan Proctor comments in repsonse to a $500 million dollar class action settlement: "BatteryGate is a perfect example of why we need Right to Repair reforms ... I hope Apple learns this $500 million lesson. Don’t slow down our phones, let us fix them."

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Over 175 STEM professors call on manufacturers to embrace repair for future of technology

With the rise of software in everything from tablets to tractors, manufacturers have taken numerous steps to discourage or block independent repair. Because the ability to fix and tinker with our devices is critical to training future innovators, more than 175 professors, representing top universities from across the country and world, have signed a letter calling on legislators to support Right to Repair reforms. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center | Solid Waste

The best way to fight plastic pollution? Ban single-use plastics.

U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group released comprehensive fact sheets about plastic pollution on Thursday. Banning Single-Use Plastics puts forward specific policies to ban or restrict the worst plastic pollution, including plastic bags, foam cups and containers, and plastic straws and utensils.

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