Solid Waste

Wins, losses, and 'almost did its' for 2020

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

The Maryland General Assembly wrapped up the 2020 legislative session last week, weeks earlier than expected. While the public health crisis meant some of our legislative priorities didn’t make it through this year, we still have a lot to celebrate.

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Consumer Tips, Solid Waste

The Fix Is In

We rely on our phones. When they break, we need our phones fixed — fast. Unfortunately, there are numerous barriers to fixing our smartphones. Manufacturers don’t offer certain repairs and can push consumers into purchasing upgrades instead. Our survey of 302 independent repair technicians shows that independent shops offer more options for repair, but are struggling to access parts, service information and repair software which is necessary to fix phones — which manufacturers won’t let these independent shops have.

Testimony: No Cash for Trash

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

No matter where you stand on the merits of incineration as a waste management tool, however, we should all agree that it should not qualify for financial incentives as a clean energy tool.

As the state's small donor funded public interest advocacy organization we are working hard on behalf of thousands of members across the state to protect public health, foster a stronger democracy, reduce waste, and more.

Testimony: Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

There is something beautiful about compost. It’s a simple concept, it’s tried and true. It offers a path to eliminate waste, and the troubles that come with mishandling organic waste - especially dirty air and water from incinerators and landfills.

Testimony: Plastics and Packaging Reduction Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Here are the top 10 reasons that we support this ban on plastic bags. In no particular order:

Testimony: Plastics and Packaging Reduction Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Here are the top 10 reasons that we support this ban on plastic bags. In no particular order:

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