Solid Waste

Each year, America landfills and incinerates enough organic material to fill a line of 18-wheelers stretching from New York to Los Angeles 10 times over.

For all of us who rely on our roads and public transit, and our water, sewage and power systems, the agreement reached by President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders in May to commit $2 trillion to infrastructure should be good news.

Maryland and Maine are the first states in the U.S. to put a plastic foam container ban on the books, but other states aren't far behind.

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Senate fails to pass bill to eliminate polystyrene to-go food containers

The Colorado Senate failed to pass SB19-243 before the Colorado legislative session ended on Friday, May 3rd at midnight. Despite garnering over 23,000 public comments in support from Coloradans across the state and having minimal opposition, SB19-243 was not called up for debate or a vote. SB19-243 would have eliminated the use of to-go food containers made of polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam. 

Leading cyber-security experts endorse right to repair

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

In many places, industry representatives, speaking for the manufacturers, say right to repair is a cybersecurity issue. If we let consumers or independent repair techs access tech manuals, diagnostic software or firmware patches it will mean the loss of security of our electronics … or so the claims go. It turns out that the who’s who of cyber-security experts disagree with these industry claims, and believe a more open repair market improves security. 

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Key Senate Cmte Takes Action to Eliminate Polystyrene To-Go Food Containers

On Earth Day, Senators Mike Foote, Rhonda Fields and Lois Court voted to pass SB19-243 out of Colorado’s Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and onto the full Senate. SB19-243 would eliminate the use of to-go food containers made of polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam. Senators Jerry Sonnenberg and Vicki Marble voted against the bill. 

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New CO Bill Would Eliminate Polystyrene To-Go Food Containers

This Earth Day, members of Colorado’s Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee will vote on SB19-243, a bill which would eliminate the use of to-go food containers made of polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam. The bill is sponsored by Senators Moreno and Foote, and Representatives Singer and Cutter. 

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