Solid Waste

How to Save Food and Prevent Waste

By | Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

We all play a role in creating food waste, so we can all be part of the solution.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Tips, Consumer Protection, Solid Waste

‘Failing the Fix’ scorecard grades Apple, Google, Dell, others on how fixable their devices are

Consumers often don’t know which products will last and they’ll be able to fix, or which manufacturers intentionally make devices harder to repair. A new scorecard by CALPIRG Education Fund, “Failing the Fix,” ranks the most popular cell phone and laptop makers for consumers who seek to purchase easily repairable products – especially those from companies who do not fight to prevent Right to Repair.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Tips, Consumer Protection, Solid Waste

As ‘Right To Repair’ bill introduced in California Senate, new survey shows widespread bipartisan support

Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman has introduced a new bill to require access to the parts, tools, service manuals and repair software that people need to repair electronic equipment.

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

Statement: Consumer, environmental advocates welcome Coca-Cola’s commitment to reuse

ATLANTA--- The Coca-Cola Co., the world’s top plastic polluter according to a recent Global Brand Audit, announced on Thursday a new commitment to use refillable or returnable glass or plastic bottles – or refillable containers at fountains and dispensers – for at least 25% of global beverage sales across its entire brand portfolio by 2030.

Failing the Fix

Why we should expand composting infrastructure across the country.

By | Juliana Clejan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

Increasing compost can quickly and efficiently decrease methane emissions in landfills and restore soil health. 

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

Shareholders call on Whole Foods to eliminate single-use plastic packaging

Grocery stores like Whole Foods have a major part to play in the fight against plastic pollution.

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