U.S. PIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

Plastic is a problem not just for our environment, but also for our health. Chemicals used to make plastics anti-microbial, flame retardant, and more, can be toxic.

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

2021 is shaping up to be a big year for our efforts to secure your right to fix your stuff.

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

McDonald’s just committed to phasing out PFAS-treated food packaging from its restaurants globally by 2025. Other restaurants, like Burger King and Wendy’s, should follow its lead.

The winter months can feel like they last forever - especially during a pandemic. Here are some ways to keep yourself healthy and to shake off that restless, post-December feeling.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

With vaccines here, it may soon be time to reschedule vacations and other trips for later this year

It shouldn't be consumers' responsibility to make sure the products we use on our bodies don't contain toxic chemicals that can make us and our loved ones sick. But until governments and companies adopt the necessary policies to protect us and ensure our products are safe, we can take steps to clean up our routine. Join us for Cosmetic Clean-Out Week January 11-15, 2021.

Review of 750 products shows how prices on essentials fluctuated during COVID-19

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

No, you don't have to pay a 'small processing fee' to claim your $600 payment

Recycling is a step in the right direction, but it won’t be enough to solve our clothing waste problem.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

New federal law stops phantom rental fees after six-month delay