PennPIRG supports a plan to eliminate 200 million plastic bags a year from Pittsburgh. With 100 new businesses on board, the hope is that Pittsburgh will pass a plastic bag ban and influence other cities to do the same.
Back in 2018, PIRG helped convince McDonald's to make a plan for cutting down on the overuse of medically important antibiotics (a practice that makes antibiotic-resistant diseases more common) in its beef supply chain. McDonald's said it would set reduction targets by the end of 2020 — but the fast food giant still has yet to follow through.
Pittsburgh is on the verge of leaving dirty diesel buses in the dust — as long as it sticks to its commitment. In response to the Port Authority leaving the door open for gas-powered vehicles, advocacy groups urged a stronger commitment to clean electric buses.
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PennPIRG Advocate, Emma Horst-Martz, reacts to Apple's latest product launch.
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