Becca Stallings

Students from Allegheny College, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, University of Pittsburgh, and West Virginia University spoke about efforts to reduce single-use plastic on campus, how these efforts were affected by the pandemic, and new improvements they hope to implement. Watch the video here!Continue Reading

Ongoing efforts to control the Covid-19 pandemic include wearing face masks. Although any kind of mask somewhat reduces transmission of coronavirus, recent developments in the spread of the Omicron variant have led many epidemiologists to recommend that everyone wear N-95 or KN-95 disposable masks because they seal against the faceContinue Reading

#5 plastic symbol on bottle

Reimagined Recycling has stepped in to close a Pittsburgh recycling gap by collecting items of any shape made from polypropylene, the plastic with “5 PP” in the triangular symbol on the bottom. They also accept containers made from high-density polyethylene with symbol “2 HDPE”. Continue Reading

typical school lunch styrofoam tray with milk carton and straw

by Becca Stallings PASUP’s SUP in Schools Action Team met with representatives of several Pittsburgh-area public, private, and charter schools in late 2019 and early 2020 to discuss what they are doing already and what they might be able to do to reduce SUP in their schools. We decided toContinue Reading