Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Straw Forward

January 16, 2019 Therese Joseph, left, of Sheraden and Megan McGregor of Crafton, both of the Shift Collaborative creative agency, on Tuesday enjoy the ocean creatures they helped make from drinking straws and other reclaimed plastic waste.  Their work is part of the newly unveiled “Straw Forward” art installation on at the Carnegie Science Center […]

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Pittsburgh City Paper: Art exhibit made from restaurants’ plastic waste focuses on sustainability

January 16, 2019 Hannah Lynn Last year was a big one for the plastic straw. It became a cause célèbre, subject to environmental campaigns to end its use, due to excessive and preventable pollution caused by the straws. Starbucks, McDonald’s, Hilton, and other companies have announced bans on plastic straws that will gradually be put […]

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Pittsburgh Parent: Sustainable Pittsburgh Restraunt Program’s Straw Forward Art Installation on Display for a Limited Time at Carnegie Science Center

January 16, 2018 A new, limited-time exhibit at Carnegie Science Center seeks to inspire meaningful dialogue around the global-scale issues of single-use plastic waste and plastic pollution. The Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program’s highly anticipated Straw Forward™art installation is now on display in the Science Center’s RiverView Café through Fri., Feb. 15, 2019. Straw Forward demonstrates […]

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NEXTpittsburgh: What Straw Forward artists created out of 25,000 used drinking straws, and why they did it

January 15, 2019 Melissa Rayworth Once you get past the initial “ick” factor — art made from used drinking straws? — you realize the idea is brilliant. Every year, millions of plastic straws get thrown away, one by one, and far too many end up polluting our environment. Our oceans are filling with these toxic bits […]

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The Incline: Public art made from 25,000 used straws will spotlight plastic waste in Pittsburgh

December 18, 2018 Rossilynne Culgan Thousands of used straws collected from Pittsburgh restaurants fill a small office in Homewood ready to be assembled into a giant aquatic-themed sculpture to raise awareness of plastic waste. “The straw is just an easy way to find a starting point to make a difference,” Rebecca Bykoski, program manager of […]

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Good Food Pittsburgh: Speed Dating for Farmers Matches Local Producers with Restaurants & Retailers

Nov 16, 2018 It seems pretty obvious that behind every great farm-to-table restaurant must lie at least one great farm. But it raises a question known to matchmakers wide and far: How do you pair up the right farmer with the right restaurateur? Bringing farmers to the table where decisions get made is so important […]

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