The EPA has finalized part one of its National Recycling Strategy, which seeks to build a more circular economy by allowing citizens easier access to recycling. But given that less than 10% of plastic waste is recycled, the plan fails to account for the reality that if we truly hope to get plastic pollution under control, we just need to use less to begin with.
The holiday season should be about making delicious meals with loved ones, not worrying about breathing in toxic pollutants from gas stoves while cooking. Our research partners at U.S. PIRG Education Fund have released a guide on how to avoid air pollution from gas stoves.
Our report highlights how flier complaints have soared as airlines cancel flights, deny refunds, and ruin plans. Find out which airlines have the most complaints and what you can do.
Actions speak louder than words. To help get Whole Foods to become an industry leader in reducing single-use plastic waste, we've compiled a detailed list of 10 steps Whole Foods can take right now — such as eliminating plastic produce packaging — to stop being a part of our country's plastic pollution crisis and instead become part of the solution.
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Of the 23 deaths reported in connection with products recalled in 2021, 19 actually occurred in previous years. It can take months or years for the public to be warned about dangerous products because federal laws favor corporations, not consumers.
2021 reminds us the system is broken. Federal laws favor corporations, not consumers, and it can take months or years for the public to be warned about dangerous products.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products.
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.