MASSPIRG's holiday guide offers green tips and tricks for shopping

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Gina Goldenberg
Creative Associate

Author: Gina Goldenberg

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2021
B.A., magna cum laude and Sigma Theta Delta, Wake Forest University

Gina writes, edits and designs materials for the PIRG state groups. Gina lives in Boston where she enjoys reading, running and spending time with friends.

Holiday shoppers everywhere are coming face to face with one of the most dreaded problems of the season: supply chain issues. Fortunately, MASSPIRG has some workaround suggestions.

On Nov. 23, MASSPIRG released its "Fixed for the Holidays" guide to buying electronics featuring Right to Repair-friendly tips for avoiding supply chain shortages, paying less money, purchasing goods with confidence and protecting the environment. The guide answers all of a stressed-out shopper's favorite questions: what to buy, how to know if it's a good deal and where to shop. But perhaps more importantly, it encourages consumers to buy refurbished electronics, which are much better for the planet.

"If Americans used our smartphones for one year longer, we would reduce manufacturing material demand by 42.5 million pounds per day — which would be like cutting a jumbo jet’s weight in raw material use every 17 minutes," said MASSPIRG Executive Director Janet Domenitz.

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Photo: The guide offers insight on where to look for electronic gifts, how to determine if the device is good quality, and things to think about while shopping. Credit: Mark Mathosian via Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA-2.0

Gina Goldenberg
Creative Associate

Author: Gina Goldenberg

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2021
B.A., magna cum laude and Sigma Theta Delta, Wake Forest University

Gina writes, edits and designs materials for the PIRG state groups. Gina lives in Boston where she enjoys reading, running and spending time with friends.