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Statement: Johnson & Johnson recalls sunscreen products after tests detect carcinogens

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. said Wednesday it’s voluntarily recalling all lots of five types of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen after internal testing showed “low levels of benzene” -- which can cause cancer -- in some samples. J&J also said consumers should stop using the sunscreen.

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STATEMENT: Biden plans executive order supporting Right to Repair

While broader action is possible, reports indicate that the Biden administration will at least call on the FTC to remove repair restrictions on farm equipment

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Gov. Polis signs groundbreaking single-use plastic bill into law

As states across the country continue to tackle the single-use plastic waste crisis, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed on Tuesday the landmark Plastic Pollution Reduction Act into law. The law will phase out single-use plastic bags, polystyrene cups and containers, and reverse a law that prohibits municipalities from passing their own ordinances to address plastic waste.

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Denver fee on plastic and paper grocery bags goes into effect July 1

Tomorrow, Denver’s ten-cent fee on plastic bags will go into effect, an important step to reducing single-use plastic waste in the community. A ten-cent fee will also be assessed on single-use paper bags to discourage unnecessary disposable products. Single-use plastic bags are particularly harmful, often being used for a few minutes but polluting our waterways and parks for centuries. A fee is one of the few tools Colorado cities have to combat plastic pollution because current Colorado law prohibits cities like Denver from banning single-use plastic. 

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