Webinar Video: Recycling: Paper, Plastic, or Metal?

See Our Video on the Environmental Sustainability of Recycling Food and Beverage Packaging The general norm is that it doesn’t matter if it’s aluminum food cans, plastic, or paper food packaging—they all go into the recycling bin. But the costs and environmental benefits associated with the recycling process itself differ by product. While some materials […]

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The general norm is that it doesn’t matter if it’s aluminum food cans, plastic, or paper food packaging—they all go into the recycling bin. But the costs and environmental benefits associated with the recycling process itself differ by product. While some materials like aluminum cans are capable of being recycled over and over again, others […]

Webinar Video: Consequences of the Continued Rhetoric to Ban Vaping

In recent years, several states across the U.S. have implemented and considered various bans on flavored vaping products and e-cigarettes. But what do we know about the unintended consequences of implementing vaping and flavor bans? Is prohibition the answer? To learn more about these concerns and the scientific evidence behind vaping, please watch this webinar […]

Coalition Files with FCC Regarding MVDDS Petition

RE: RM-11768: Petition for Rulemaking to Permit MVDDS Use of the 12.2-12.7 GHz Band_for Two-Way Mobile Broadband Service Dear Chairman Pai, Commissioner O’Rielly, Commissioner Carr, Commissioner Rosenworcel, and Commissioner Starks: We, the undersigned organizations, are committed to free market competition and expanded opportunities for all Americans. Given our organizations’ missions and shared priorities, we write […]

VIDEO: Perspectives on the Future of Antitrust in the U.S.

Antitrust has become a very hot topic and it seems that antitrust law appears to be at a crossroads. What is the state of antitrust policy today, and what changes or developments should we expect in the future?  Speakers:• Thibault Schrepel, Assistant Professor at Utrecht University School of Law and a Faculty Affiliate at Stanford […]

California’s Proposition 22 and the Benefits of the Gig Economy

The following is a statement from Steve Pociask, President and CEO of the American Consumer Institute: “California’s Proposition 22 is pro-consumer. The proposition seeks to turn back recent regulations that are stifling the gig economy and freelance employment. The gig economy has opened up opportunities both for those looking for flexible work opportunities and for […]

Coalition Letter on Transparency and Fairness

Today, ACI joined a coalition of groups in support of an Executive Order — “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Transparency and Fairness in Civil Administrative Enforcement and Adjudication.” The Executive Order requires federal agencies to submit to the President and post on their websites (by April 6, 2020) reports demonstrating that their investigations, enforcement […]

ACI Files Comments Regarding Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Re: (RIN) 1235-AA34, Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) These comments are submitted on behalf of the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI), a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, educational, and public policy research organization, with the mission to identify, analyze, and project the interests of consumers in selected legislative and rulemaking […]

New Video: Does Nationalizing 5G Make Sense?

The idea of the U.S. military running 5G may seem a little far-fetched, but the Department of Defense recently published a Request for Information exploring ways in which it can own and operate a 5G network. With concerns being raised from members of Congress and industry experts alike, it is important to take a closer […]