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Support our right to repair

Not only do repair restrictions create extra cost for consumers, but they feed into massive amounts of waste. A bill we've worked to get introduced in the legislature could change that.

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News Release | OSPIRG

With home electronics in heavy use during the ongoing pandemic, a new analysis by OSPIRG estimates that Oregon households could save $330 per year by repairing their electronics on their own or going to independent repair shops, according to the report’s analysis. This adds up to a total savings of $544 million across the state. This number may seem staggering, but so is how much we spend on new devices. As of 2019, American households spend approximately $1,480 annually purchasing new electronic products.

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Plastic is a problem not just for our environment, but also for our health. Chemicals used to make plastics anti-microbial, flame retardant, and more, can be toxic.

News Release | US PIRG

A new analysis by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group found that 8 percent of nursing homes nationwide had a critical shortage of surgical-grade N95 masks, as of Dec. 27. And 4 to 6 percent of homes reported shortages in at least one other category of PPE.

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Shortages improved during the fall but worsened in December

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger submitted her resignation Wednesday soon after the inauguration of new President Joe Biden. Resignation opens seat for President Biden’s new nominee Rohit Chopra.

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Coronavirus update

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.

Learn more about how we can work together to address the COVID-19 pandemic.