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Straw Forward Exhibit

January 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program’s much anticipated Straw Forward™ Art Installation will be exhibited at the Carnegie Science Centerfrom 1/15-2/15 with an official unveiling slated for 1/15 at 10 am.

Straw Forward demonstrates a community-wide collaborative effort to accelerate an important message about the global issue of plastic pollution–from a local perspective. The installation comprises more than 25,000 plastic straws collected from 37 Pittsburgh-based restaurants, nonprofits, and businesses between June and October of this year. It also includes discarded plastic-based items pulled from the banks of the Allegheny River with Allegheny CleanWays, yarn from First Mile (of Thread International) that was upcycled from plastic bottles saved by citizens in developing countries, and other repurposed materials from Construction Junction and the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. The concept, design, and construction of the installation was developed through a partnership with the creative team from Pittsburgh-based Shift Collaborative.

Learn more about the project at:


Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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