Solid Waste

Major Arizona Municipalities Are Below the National Recycling Rate

By | Diane Brown
Executive Director

To mark America Recycles Day, the Arizona PIRG Education Fund thought it would be helpful to shine a light on the recycling and compost rates for ten of the most populated municipalities in Arizona and offer solutions for improvement.

The Arizona Legislature won't let local governments ban plastic grocery bags. But it can't stop grocery stores from acting on their own. 

Repairing your electronic device just got a little easier thanks to a seemingly unexpected source: The Library of Congress.

Right to Repair is a simple way to cut health care costs

By | Nathan Proctor
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Cost containment is is a critical first step in addressing the deep faults in our health care system - it's hard to image fixing problems of access if we continue to be charged $15 for a Tylenol pill or $1,000 for a toothbrush. It turns out that overpriced equipment repair helps add to those inflated costs.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Plastic pollution: One day, three solutions

One day, three decisions -- all of which may have far-reaching effects on plastic pollution in the United States.

Apple was fined in Australia for disabling phones which were independently repaired, in a victory for Right to Repair advocates. 

A New Direction In Driving Trends

After a 60 year boom, driving is on the decline in the U.S. and no likely scenario shows it returning to previous levels of growth. 

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