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WashPIRG supports the RENEW Act

On January 18, 2022, the Washington Senate Committee on Environment, Energy and Technology held a public hearing for Senate Bill 5697, the "RENEW Act," to modernize our state's recycling system. WashPIRG's Advocate Nicole Walter submitted written testimony in support.

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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Statement: House Committee advances important Right to Repair bill

The Washington House Committee on Consumer Protection and Business voted to advance “Right to Repair” legislation - House Bill 1810 (Gregerson) on January 19. The bill, backed by a coalition of local repair shops, consumer interest groups, and environmental non-profits, aims to tackle the growing problem of unrepairable electronic products by ending manufacturer repair monopoly. The bill will require cell phone, laptop and tablet manufacturers to make parts, tools and manuals available to consumers and independent repair shops.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

New Jersey Governor signs recycled content bill into law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products.


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