Pittsburgh Current: Pittsburgh Restaurants Send Oyster Shells East to Restore the Chesapeake

June 11, 2019 Haley Frederick A Maryland-based program to take restaurants’ oyster shells to the Chesapeake Bay for restoration efforts has made its way west to Pittsburgh, thanks to Sustainable Pittsburgh and the Oyster Recovery Partnership. “Pittsburgh is the first city in Pennsylvania to have restaurants joining the Shell Recycling Alliance,” says Joylette Portlock, executive […]

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NEXTpittsburgh: 19 tons of oyster shells in 7 months. Pittsburgh restaurants are rebuilding coastal oyster habitats through innovative recycling.

May 28, 2019 Bill O’Toole Be thankful for oysters. In addition to being delicious, the mollusks play a critical role in maintaining our nation’s coastlines. Not only do they filter sediment and other pollutants out of the water, their reefs also serve as a home for crabs, fish and other coastal sea creatures. For decades, […]

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KDKA Radio: Oyster Shell Recycling? It’s A Thing, And It’s Expanding In Pittsburgh

May 23, 2019 Lynne Hayes Looking to go green? Try recycling… oysters. Oyster Recovery Partnership is expanding its oyster shell recycling program in Pittsburgh to help replenish the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay. “Working with Sustainable Pittsburgh and the local restaurants here, we collect the shell,” Executive Director Stephan Abel told Lynne Hayes-Freeland on […]

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90.5 WESA: Pittsburgh Joins Oyster Shell Recycling Program To Help Restore The Chesapeake Bay

May 24, 2019 Kathleen Davis Pittsburgh has become the first city outside the Chesapeake Bay region to recycle used oyster shells through the non-profit Oyster Recovery Partnership. The shells are used to rebuild oyster reefs in the bay. Six Pittsburgh restaurants — Eleven, Merchant Oyster Co., Muddy Waters Oyster Bar, Off the Hook, Spirit & […]

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Six Pittsburgh restaurants recycle oyster shells to help Chesapeake Bay

May 22, 2019 Rebecca Sodergren Six Pittsburgh restaurants are part of an effort to return oyster shells to the Chesapeake Bay to combat poor water quality and declining habitats. Along with Sustainable Pittsburgh, Chef Jessica Lewis of Spirits & Tales atop the Oaklander Hotel has spearheaded the effort to get Pittsburgh restaurants involved. Spirits & […]

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#SEENintheCity: Steel Chef Cookoff

March 25, 2019 Natalie Bencivenga The second annual Steel Chef Cook-Off, sponsored by Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants and Aramark, was held at the Ryan Arts Center at Focus on Renewal in McKees Rocks on March 18. Three teams made up of local professional chefs and teens squared off in front of a sold-out crowd. The teams […]

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