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Plastic bag bans work

Beyond plastic

Plastic bag bans work

Well-designed single-use plastic bag bans have successfully reduced plastic bag use and associated litter and pollution. Use the Single-use Plastic Bag Ban Waste Reduction Calculator to estimate the impact where you live.

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Superfund Back on Track

Toxic threats

Superfund Back on Track

Superfund cleanups protect communities and the environment from toxics, but lack of funding slowed progress. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law put Superfund back on track.

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Safe for Swimming?
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Clean water

Safe for Swimming?

America's beaches are favorite places to relax ... when the water is safe. Where is water pollution harming our ability to enjoy the beach? And what can we do to stop it?

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‘Chromebook Churn’ report highlights problems of short-lived laptops in schools

Right to repair

‘Chromebook Churn’ report highlights problems of short-lived laptops in schools

The pandemic pushed schools to provide every student with their own device, often turning to Chromebooks. A laptop for every student is likely here to stay, but now this new tech is failing. That’s because while we know milk goes bad, it turns out Chromebooks have expiration dates too.

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Out to Pasture
A green combine harvests golden wheat

Food & farming

Out to Pasture

Manufacturer-imposed repair restrictions make equipment breakdowns even more painful by forcing farmers to rely on their dealership for many fixes. Right to Repair reforms would save U.S. farmers $4.2 Billion per year by providing farmers with independent repair options.

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The Plane Truth

Consumer alerts

The Plane Truth

Passengers fed up with airlines' performance; analysis of DOT data shows complaints quadruple, cancellations soar

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