U.S. PIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Guest post from Paul Roberts on his experience of repairing a 60 year old radio and a 10 month-old FitBit, which tells us a lot about the e-waste problem and the need for a right to repair.

“Best-By” vs. "Sell-By" vs. "Use-By"? What's the difference, and how do you know when food is no longer safe to eat? Whether you're stocking up or are left with the items in the back of your cupboard, it's important to know how long food products will stay fresh and when they expire.

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Shareholders press these leading Right to Repair opponents to explain themselves as regulatory pressure mounts 

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Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

Celebrating my favorite government mascot’s 50th birthday by sharing the zero-waste tips I have made a part of my life.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Here are some tips to avoid scams and stay safe in the days and weeks ahead.

It’s the plastics industry’s worst-kept secret: a huge percentage of their products are designed to be used once then thrown away -- and yet it’s us, the consumers, who are left to pay for the cleanup.

Amazon’s new policy comes at a time when courts have been asked the question who is responsible for defective products when they are bought from an online platform that is acting as the go-between for the seller and the purchaser. 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Hurricane Ida is projected to make landfall in Louisana late Sunday. Residents can start thinking now about how to protect themselves from opportunists and scam artists.