MontPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

A scorecard released by U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that many popular cosmetic brands score poorly on ingredient safety and disclosure. While companies and governments need to take action to protect consumers, in the meantime, you can take steps to keep your personal care routine safe.

We need policies like Right to Repair to address the dangerous flood of electronics waste

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Mark Morgenstein
Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network

Getting your vehicle towed can be a memorable experience -- not in a good way

If we want the Right to Repair, more people need to stand up to the companies that lobby against it.

The conventional system of livestock production in the United States hinges on one word: “efficiency.” Time is money, therefore the faster animals progress from birth to slaughter, the cheaper the end product will be. While cost-conscious shoppers appreciate low prices at the meat counter, there is a steep, somewhat-hidden, societal cost to raising animals in the conventional way.  

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

Nearly 70 percent of surveyed retailers showed improvement in their chemical safety programs over the last five years.

This pandemic year intensified both our waste generation and our grasp of its unsustainability.

Unrestrained by the Right to Repair, companies test the boundaries of ownership. People are pushing back, and recently forced the craft device maker Cricut to abandon a change to its terms of use. 

Environmental advocates support ‘Right to Repair’ legislation

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

It's illegal to void a product's warranty simply because it receives an "unauthorized" repair.