Our new report details the millions of pounds of avoidable electronic waste that Massachusetts produces and examines the obstacles people face to repairing their electronics, most notably manufacturer restrictions on repair. The report shows that Bay Staters would fix their devices and keep them for longer if they had the tools to do so.
MASSPIRG and Clean Water Action joined U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and state Sen. Jo Comerford for a webinar about toxic PFAS, "forever chemicals" that have been linked to a number of serious health problems. A bill to ban toxic PFAS is under consideration on Beacon Hill, and MASSPIRG is urging lawmakers to pass it.
Cutting wasteful handouts to special interests that prop up polluting industries related to these categories will reduce pollution and free up money that can be spent on modern infrastructure investments.
During the pandemic, single-use plastics falsely masqueraded as a more hygienic alternative to reusable options, and we now have far too much plastic waste. MASSPIRG and others hosted a webinar to boost bills that will restrict the use of plastics and update the Massachusetts bottle bill.
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Shareholders press these leading Right to Repair opponents to explain themselves as regulatory pressure mounts
Celebrating my favorite government mascot’s 50th birthday by sharing the zero-waste tips I have made a part of my life.
MASSPIRG strongly supports H 3289/ S 2149, An Act to Expand the Bottle Bill.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.