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Beyond plastic

This Giving Tuesday, your gift can help reduce plastic waste

Every single year, the United States generates an unbelievable 42 million metric tons of plastic waste.


PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. We speak out for the public and stand up to special interests on problems that affect the public's health, safety and wellbeing.

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Fixed for the Holidays

Right to repair

Fixed for the Holidays

You can still get great gadgets for less than Black Friday prices while making a good choice for the environment. We've included sections on why you should shop refurbished as well as a lot of tips for identifying good refurbished gifts, where and how to buy refurbished gifts as well as some tips for after you buy.

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I like that PIRG digs down and finds ways the system has been rigged against our long-term welfare and tries to translate that into legislative and legal action at the state, local and national levels. Nick Bridge, Member
When I buy something, I think I own it. I don't want to have to ask anyone's permission to open it up and try to fix it.
As there is ever more to be done, I like that WashPIRG works to solve important issues while educating the public about them, and is playing an active role on many fronts. Frank Kroger, Member
I decided to support an organization that doesn’t seem to rely on partisan politics to accomplish goals, and as a pediatrician, I have been especially interested in OSPIRG’s projects that impact the health of children and infants... Patricia Jett, Member
I’ve continued to support PIRG’s work because I want to help to eliminate single-use plastics, protect the planet and save the bees, and address consumer protection issues. Don Ewing, Member