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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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Department of the Interior will end plastic pollution in parks, public lands

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Department of the Interior will end plastic pollution in parks, public lands

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued an order on Wednesday, World Oceans Day, to phase out single-use plastic products on lands managed by the Department of the Interior by 2032. The order is intended to reduce -- and eventually eliminate -- plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers, bottles, straws, cups, cutlery and disposable plastic bags at national parks and on other public lands.

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OSPIRG releases 2021 legislative scorecard grading legislators’ voters on 13 public interest bills

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OSPIRG releases 2021 legislative scorecard grading legislators’ voters on 13 public interest bills

OSPIRG, a statewide public interest group, released its 2021 state legislative scorecard Wednesday. The scorecard assesses 13 bills voted on in at least one chamber in the 2021 legislative session. Areas of policy covered included reining in the cost of health care, moving Oregon towards zero waste, and standing up for consumers. 

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