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To reduce waste, conserve natural resources and address the mounting climate crisis, America needs more recycling and composting.

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Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

Beyond plastic

Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. On Thursday, PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Community Action Works released a new report, Trash in America: Moving from destructive consumption towards a zero-waste system. The report examines America’s waste problem and recommends 10 steps the United States should take to build a “zero waste” economy.

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How to have a zero waste cookout
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Recycling & compost

How to have a zero waste cookout

By being conscious and taking a few extra steps when planning a cookout, we can all reduce the amount of waste we create, and in many ways, have better cookouts than before.

Statement: Target’s new plastic packaging goal is a step in the right direction

Corporate responsibility

Statement: Target’s new plastic packaging goal is a step in the right direction

The Fortune 50 retailer Target announced a new goal Tuesday to reduce its use of virgin plastic 20 percent by 2025 across its own brand frequency products. It is part of a new sustainability strategy called Target Forward and covers such key categories as household cleaning, personal care and beauty.

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Statement: U.S. PIRG Education Fund approves Target’s* new commitments, urges continued plastic reduction

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Statement: U.S. PIRG Education Fund approves Target’s* new commitments, urges continued plastic reduction

Following a shareholder proposal filed by As You Sow and Green Century Capital Management°, Target Corporation, a Fortune 50 general merchandise retailer, agreed to set a virgin plastic elimination goal for its private brand packaging across its fast-moving goods categories. The company will focus its efforts on packaging in the food and beverage, household cleaning, personal care and beauty product segments.

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