Solid Waste

Target agreed on May 5 to set a goal for eliminating virgin plastic from its private brand packaging for fast-moving goods.

The FTC's "Nixing the Fix" report asserts that manufacturer justifications for consumer repair restrictions have "scant evidence" to support them.

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

Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas --  U.S. PIRG Education Fund , Environment America Research & Policy Center, and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging the company to commit to a comprehensive plan for phasing out single-use plastic packaging from its stores. This follows a March 2021 letter signed by more than 130 advocacy and community groups calling on the national supermarket chain to adopt a bold response to the plastic pollution crisis.

From Earth Day ‘20 to Earth Day ‘21: 10 zero waste highlights

By | Faye Park
President, PIRG; Executive Vice President, The Public Interest Network

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

Angry crafting moms blow up Cricut subscription ploy

By | Anne Marie Green
Right to Repair Campaign, Associate

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. 

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