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News Release | CALPIRG Students | Solid Waste

The University of California moves to scrap single-use plastics

University of California campuses will start phasing-out single-use plastics, paving the way for campuses free of non-essential plastics by 2030, the UC Office of the President (UCOP) and CALPIRG Students announced jointly today. The new policy will transition UC away from plastic bags in retail and dining locations and eventually eliminate single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles, helping to reduce the production of plastic pollution in California and prevent microplastics from contaminating waterways.  

News Release | CALPIRG Students | Higher Ed

Statement: Landmark Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights passes key hurdle

Passage in California State Senate committee leaves bill poised to become law

News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19

California’s COVID-19 numbers may be declining, but the state is still far from being safe to reopen

California is far from being out of the woods in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the state should not further reopen until key public health metrics are met.

News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19

Hundreds of Calif. health professionals tell Gov. Gavin Newsom: it’s time to shut down, start over and do it right

Oakland -- Today CALPIRG repeats its call on Governor Newsom to hit the reset button on the state’s response to containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as cases continue to signal an “uncontrolled spread” in the state. More than 1,200 health professionals nationwide, including nearly 250 from California, have now signed an open letter to America’s decision makers urging them to shut it down, start over, and do it right this time to contain COVID-19 and save lives.

News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19

Top health experts to Gov. Newsom: time to shut down, start over and do it right

Oakland - Amid uncontrolled spread of the novel coronavirus in California, CALPIRG and top health experts delivered a letter Wednesday to Governor Newsom, calling on him to shut back down, start over with new policies to thwart COVID-19 and do it right. The letter calls for implementing stay at home restrictions to slow the virus, while increasing testing capacity and production of personal protective equipment. 

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