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News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection, Solid Waste

Statement: Bill mandates truthful recycling labels

The California State Assembly voted Wednesday to prohibit manufacturers from using the common chasing-arrows symbol on non-recyclable materials.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection

Statement: Bill creates nation's most stringent lead leaching limit for faucets

The California State Senate voted Tuesday in favor of Assembly Bill 100, which bans the manufacture and sale in California of water faucets and fixtures that leach excess lead.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection

Statement: Bill banning PFAS offers important protections for every Californian and especially children

The California state Senate voted Friday in favor of the Safer Food Packaging and Cookware Act. The bill, which will head to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk after a concurence vote in the State Assembly, bans PFAS in paper food packaging, requires disclosure of toxic chemicals in cookware and bakeware, and prohibits misleading advertising about chemicals in cookware. 

News Release | CALPIRG & U.S. PIRG

Statement: Bill banning PFAS offers important protections for every Californian and especially children

 

The California state Senate voted Friday in favor of the Safer Food Packaging and Cookware Act. The bill, which will head to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk after a concurence vote in the State Assembly, bans PFAS in paper food packaging, requires disclosure of toxic chemicals in cookware and bakeware, and prohibits misleading advertising about chemicals in cookware. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Tips

Post-Ida Tips: Don’t compound tragedy by getting scammed, or poisoned by a generator

After making landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, Hurricane Ida tore a path of destruction from the Gulf Coast all the way to New York and New Jersey. With billions of dollars in damage from flooding, wind and tornadoes, far too many people must make insurance claims, repairs and begin rebuilding.

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