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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Allegheny Front: Plastic Straw Sculpture Draws Attention to Ocean Pollution

January 25, 2019 Kara Holosopple In the RiverView Cafe’ at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, kids take time out from the exhibits to sit down for a snack or lunch. This winter, they are joined by a giant, white seagull feasting on a colorful plastic fish. The seagull is made of plastic, too. It’s […]

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WESA: Sculpture Made From Recycled Straws Aims To Bring Awareness To Single-Use Plastics

January 22, 2019 Kathleen J. Davis An ocean scene made from nearly 27,000 recycled straws and other plastics debuted at the Carnegie Science Center last week. The large structure, called Straw Forward, depicts swimming sea creatures including a turtle, jellyfish and octopus, and a large white bird swooping over the water. The straws were collected […]

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Pittsburgh Current: Straw Forward Brings The Plastic Straw Pollution Conversation To Pittsburgh

January 22, 2019 Haley Frederick Among the national conversations that garnered major attention in 2018, perhaps the most unexpected was that of the plastic straw. Seattle became the first U.S. city to ban plastic straws and utensils in July of last year. Since then, others like San Francisco, Malibu and D.C. have followed with prohibitions […]

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