Solid Waste

News Release | CALPIRG | Solid Waste

CALPIRG launches ‘Waste is Out of Fashion’ campaign

Every second, the equivalent of one dump truck filled with clothing and other textiles from around the world is sent to a landfill or incinerator. Perhaps even more upsetting, many of the clothes were never even worn. Clothing companies commonly destroy, incinerate or send to the landfill unsold and unused clothing, known as overstock, to make way for new merchandise.

Right to Repair 2020 wrap-up: Notable wins as campaign advances

By | Nathan Proctor
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

A look at 2020 highlights and milestones for the campaign to fix our stuff, and a look ahead to 2021

16 ways to have a zero waste holiday in 2020

By | Haley Clinton
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

With many cancelling annual gatherings, this is the year to think of ways to have a more sustainable, zero waste holiday season. Here are some ideas:

Landmark E.U. votes advances Right to Repair

By | Anne Marie Green
Right to Repair Campaign, Associate

What the latest move by the European Parliament means and how multiple approaches to advancing repair strengthen each other

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Tips, Solid Waste

“Fixed for the Holidays” shows holiday shoppers tips to save money on refurbished tech

With families maybe looking for extra savings this holiday season, CALPIRG is releasing “Fixed for the Holidays,” a guide to buying refurbished electronic gifts. Part of our Right to Repair campaign, this guide helps consumers identify quality items, learn where to get them, and ensure they are getting the best deals.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | Solid Waste

California groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic and eliminate plastic packaging

CALPIRG Education Fund and Environment California Research & Policy Center launched a campaign to call on Whole Foods to eliminate single-use plastic packaging from its stores.

Banning the fix: Google continues blocking third-party repair ads

By | Alex DeBellis
Right to Repair Campaign, Associate

The longer Google takes to fix problems for indpendent repair shops, the easier it is for manufacturers to elbow out competitors in the repair market.

A couch, a washing machine and a perfect plastic storm

By | Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

Plastic “recycling” makes us more dependent on the material in surprising ways, and that makes our pollution problem much worse

CALPIRG legislative victories in 2020

By | Claudia Deeg
Associate

Here’s a recap of some of the innovative new laws, supported by CALPIRG, that passed the Legislature this year:

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