Florida PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Yesterday the Senate Commerce Committee held an oversight hearing on strengthening the FTC's tools to protect consumers. Today it held a confirmation hearing for President Biden's nominee to the FTC, Professor Lina Khan. U.S. PIRG supports both. (Photo of sculptor "Michael Lantz's Man Controlling Trade" (outside the FTC) by Steve Fernie, Some Rights Reserved.)

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns


Saturday, April 24, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Millions of Americans stand on the wrong side of the digital divide. It’s time we fix that.

The United States is in need of an infrastructure overhaul.

When consumers don’t have time to wait for authorized repair, they shouldn’t be faulted for finding alternatives.

This blog is the second in a series examining policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis that are proven and replicable. This section covers recycled content requirements.

In response to the worsening plastic waste crisis, federal lawmakers and advocates are championing legislation to cut our nation's plastic footprint down a size. 

We spoke to Je’May Ward, a clean beauty blogger from North Carolina, about what clean beauty advocacy means for her.

The FTC is due to report on repair restrictions, and we’re pressing for real action to follow.