Solid Waste

Right to Repair 2020 wrap-up: Notable wins as campaign advances

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

A look at 2020 highlights and milestones for the campaign to fix our stuff, and a look ahead to 2021

16 ways to have a zero waste holiday in 2020

By | Haley Clinton
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

With many cancelling annual gatherings, this is the year to think of ways to have a more sustainable, zero waste holiday season. Here are some ideas:

Landmark E.U. votes advances Right to Repair

By | Anne Marie Green
Right to Repair Campaign, Associate

What the latest move by the European Parliament means and how multiple approaches to advancing repair strengthen each other

Banning the fix: Google continues blocking third-party repair ads

By | Alex DeBellis
Right to Repair Campaign, Associate

The longer Google takes to fix problems for indpendent repair shops, the easier it is for manufacturers to elbow out competitors in the repair market.

A couch, a washing machine and a perfect plastic storm

By | Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

Plastic “recycling” makes us more dependent on the material in surprising ways, and that makes our pollution problem much worse

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Solid Waste

Statement: Maryland steps up by officially implementing foam ban

Maryland’s statewide ban on polystyrene foam cups and containers begins today. In March 2019, Maryland became the first state in the country to pass a foam ban through its state legislature. 

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation and U.S. PIRG Education Fund | COVID-19, Consumer Protection, Solid Waste

HOSPITAL REPAIR RESTRICTIONS

COVID-19 is putting incredible stress on the U.S. medical system, including the work of hospital biomedical repair technicians, known as biomeds or BMETs. These technicians are essential; hospitals need working equipment to diagnose and treat patients. But in some cases, manufacturers restrict access to what biomeds need.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Consumer Protection, Solid Waste

MD TREASURER NANCY KOPP CALLS ON VENTILATOR MANUFACTURERS TO REMOVE REPAIR RESTRICTIONS

Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp has added her name to a letter organized by Pennsylvania‘s Joe Torsella calling on ventilator manufacturers to release proprietary repair manuals, service keys, schematics and repair software.  

Montgomery County Gets it Right on Bags

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

This week, the Montgomery County Council was scheduled to vote on a proposal to suspend their single use bag fee. But after hearing from public health advocates, environmentalists and workers, they have instead pulled their proposal.

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