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Truth in recycling

Beyond plastic

Truth in recycling

Does Amazon’s plastic packaging actually get recycled? We placed trackers in bundles of Amazon shipping materials, and put them in store drop bins to see where they ended up.

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TexPIRG 2024 program agenda
Texas state capitol building

TexPIRG 2024 program agenda

TexPIRG is an advocate for consumers, advancing solutions to problems that affect our health, our safety, and the quality of our lives.  This year we’re continuing our efforts to reduce the cost of health care, make the electric grid more reliable, stop wasteful highway expansion projects, defend consumers and more. 

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Plastic bag bans work

Beyond plastic

Plastic bag bans work

Well-designed single-use plastic bag bans have successfully reduced plastic bag use and associated litter and pollution. Use the Single-use Plastic Bag Ban Waste Reduction Calculator to estimate the impact where you live.

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Trouble in Toyland 2023

Consumer alerts

Trouble in Toyland 2023

Threats stem from toys with microphones, cameras and trackers, as well as recalled toys, water beads, counterfeits and Meta Quest VR headsets

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Superfund Back on Track

Toxic threats

Superfund Back on Track

Superfund cleanups protect communities and the environment from toxics, but lack of funding slowed progress. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law put Superfund back on track.

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Highway Boondoggles

Highways & infrastructure

Highway Boondoggles

Year after year, state and local governments propose billions of dollars’ worth of new and expanded highways that often do little to reduce congestion or address real transportation challenges, while diverting scarce funding from infrastructure repairs and key transportation priorities.

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