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.
Reducing methane emissions, which warm the planet with 28 times the strength of carbon dioxide, could be the Environmental Protection Agency's next focus. The EPA has proposed new rules to decrease methane emissions by 41 million tons through 2035, the equivalent of taking more than 200 million cars off the road for a year.
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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products.
You may be setting aside those cloth or surgical masks and shopping for some N95 masks or KN95s that are supposed to be widely available. But . . . there unfortunately are lots of counterfeit products out there too.
A major new CFPB report assails the Big 3 credit bureaus for a series of excuses, “deficiencies” and failures. CFPB found that “Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion routinely failed to fully respond to consumers with errors.” Wow.
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Sixteen state Senators and nine advocacy organizations sent a letter Thursday to the Illinois Department of Insurance, asking the department to investigate how much insurance companies overcharged Illinois drivers during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.