Solid Waste

This week, a coalition of zero waste advocates sent a letter to Governor Polis outlining our recommendations for reopening restaurants and retail stores without unnecessarily increasing the use of single-use products. As the letter states – “It’s a false choice to have to choose between reducing unnecessary waste and protecting our residents and employees from COVID-19.”

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House committee approves two big bills to tackle plastic pollution

Today, the House Energy and Environment Committee approved two major bills that will reduce single-use plastic waste and pollution in Colorado. Representatives Jackson, Sirota, A. Valdez, Kipp, Hooton, Froelich, and Weissman voted in favor. 

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Two big bills to tackle plastic pollution in committee today

CoPIRG is calling on members of the House Energy and Environment Committee to pass two major bills today that will reduce single-use plastic waste and pollution in Colorado.  

Right to Repair surges forward on multiple fronts to start 2020

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

It’s common-sense: If something you own breaks, you should be able to fix it. But manufacturers don’t see it that way. Instead, they use a set of tactics to block independent repair because they want consumers to have to come to them to do repairs. Right to Repair made considerable progress in 2019, and just a little over a month into 2020, we’re seeing continued momentum. 

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