Whole Foods has led on plastics in the past, but the company recently got an "F" in a report by As You Sow for failing to tackle plastic pollution. Tell Whole Foods' CEO to get rid single-use plastics in its stores.
CoPIRG applauds the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for voting to approve Xcel Energy’s Transportation Electrification Plan, which includes investments of about $102 million over three years to build out electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, incentives to switch to EVs, and will convert fleets of school buses to electric power.
Ongoing research by U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group, analyzing government data, shows that too many of the 1.3 million Americans residing in the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes are at risk due to dangerous shortages of personal protective equipment and/or staff.
CoPIRG and Eco-Cycle have co-released the annual "State of Recycling and Composting in Colorado" report, which shows that our state's recycling rate decreased from 2018 to 2019 and is less than half the national average. Still, the report highlights several cities across Colorado whose effective recycling can serve as a model for future improvements.
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Once again, product testing demonstrates that the risk of asbestos contamination in talc-based cosmetic products is simply too high to accept.
Farmers need software tools to fix their tractors but manufacturers such as John Deere won’t sell them, despite a 2018 agreement
CoPIRG Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Farmers’ Union, and Colorado farmers released Deere in the Headlights, a report revealing how difficult it is for farmers to get the tools they need to fix their equipment.
We need to make it easier for clothing companies to reuse and recycle. Policy, data collection and nonprofits can help.
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.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.