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New Economy

We keep producing and consuming more and more “stuff.” How can we do a better job of improving the quality of our lives? Our New Economy program is finding answers.

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PIRG Consumer Watchdog

For more than 40 years, we’ve been educating consumers how to protect themselves and their rights. We fight to get dangerous products off store shelves, to end exploitative practices, and ensure a level playing field in the marketplace. And we advocate for new rules, institutions and policies to defend consumers from the economic and political power of special interests. Right now, our Watchdog team is focused on consumer threats from data breaches to dangerous toys.

Pledge to be Toxic-Free

Safe alternatives are possible and profitable. 

Recalled infant sleepers

Every day, millions of kids are dropped off at child care facilities across the country by parents and caretakers who are looking forward to seeing them safe and sound at the end of the day. But new research found some dangerous recalled products are still in use at child care facilities across the country.

Reining in Wall Street

Standing up for consumers against reckless banking and financial practices.

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RIGHT TO KNOW

A report exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products

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Stand Up For Repair

Microsoft pressed criminal charges against Eric Lundgren for printing restore disks that allow people to fix old computers—even though though the software on those disks is available online for free.

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Stop Highway Boondoggles

Expensive, wasteful highway projects shouldn't take precedent over public transportation needs. 

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Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

Widespread overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting our health at risk.

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The Real Price of Medications

People living in the United States have access to some of the best medical care in the world, from life-saving drugs to cutting-edge surgical techniques. But spiraling costs force many Americans to spend more on care, even as the quality of that care remains the same.

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Poll: Which of these positive changes do you most want to see in 2020?
More restaurant chains commit to stopping their overuse of antibiotics.
Stop using Roundup, which has been linked to cancer, on our parks and playgrounds.
Ban the worst single-use plastics.



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