MoPIRG Latest Blog Posts

Right to Repair continues at a rapid pace in 2021, as we now have 33 active bills in 21 state legislatures, while tractor repair takes center stage.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Being a consumer is tough. We want to help make it a little easier. In recognition of Consumer Protection Week from Feb. 28-March 6, U.S. PIRG is providing key consumer protection advice. Check in here every day for our updated tips and tools. 

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

The United States has a toxic waste problem. But as financial burden for cleaning up that waste has shifted primarily to taxpayers, cleanups are lagging behind.

Once again, product testing demonstrates that the risk of asbestos contamination in talc-based cosmetic products is simply too high to accept.

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Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

We hear from the author and journalist on secondhand clothing, the fashion industry’s addiction to cheap fossil fuels and how to break the waste cycle.

Farmers need software tools to fix their tractors but manufacturers such as John Deere won’t sell them, despite a 2018 agreement

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Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

We need to make it easier for clothing companies to reuse and recycle. Policy, data collection and nonprofits can help.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Here are some tips to help consumers protect themselves during and after a disaster, including how to spot possible opportunists, bad deals and con-artists.

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

If you’re wondering why U.S. PIRG has launched its campaign to win back the Polluter Pays Tax for toxic waste cleanups, consider what nearly occurred in Midland, Michigan, when historic flooding met with a chemical plant, a toxic Superfund site and a town of 41,000.

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Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

We hear from the fashion industry expert and journalist on tech solutions to clothing overstock problems and how policy can drive industry change.