MASSPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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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.

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

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

There is no worse feeling than getting a large unexpected bill in the mail. And in the case of a surprise medical bill, it usually comes at the worst time - when you are home recovering from an illness or injury. But most of those bills will soon be a thing of the past.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

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

A look at 2020 highlights and milestones for the campaign to fix our stuff, and a look ahead to 2021

Here's some advice to help keep your information and wallet safe

State-by-state analysis shows companies financially benefited from fewer claims but barely compensated customers

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Janet Domenitz
Executive Director

MASSPIRG along with Conservation Law Foundation, Community Action Works and Clean Water Action have released “Garbage in Massachusetts,” a brief description of waste and how it is disposed of in Massachusetts. This outline on trash in Massachusetts is part of our Zero Waste Campaign. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is in the process of drafting the Commonwealth’s 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan, which will serve as the blueprint for how we deal with waste for the next decade.

Gifting beauty products to family and friends this holiday season? Here's a guide to purchasing safer beauty products.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

COVID-19 could push more stores and restaurants out of business soon