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 to
Sabrina is motivated by the vision of Pittsburghers that see themselves as empowered, responsible, and caring stewards of their local environment and the world-at-large. Sabrina is a professional designer, focused on leveraging design to empower individual and societal change. She lives in Highland Park. Affiliations: Director, No Plastic Please Campaign,
Ed is a Family Medicine/Hospitalist Physician. He felt frustrated and mostly alone in his concern about plastic pollution until he met Pat Buddemeyer and Elise Yoder at Maren Cooke’s Environmental Salon and was asked to join the planning team for What’sSUP which became PASUP. Now, Ed is learning the power
Becca has been working on environmental issues for 30 years, primarily by changing her own habits and encouraging others to do the same. Her early focus on recycling has shifted to choosing reusable over disposable products and reducing packaging. Becca is a writer and data manager whose work in criminology
The SUP in Schools team met with representatives of several public and private school districts in the Pittsburgh area to learn about SUP packaging, trays, and utensils in school meals. We found a wide range of current practices and an overall concern about the environmental and health impacts of SUP.
Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 This is a comprehensive federal bill to address plastic pollution! This bill would: Ban plastic bags, styrofoam cups and carry-out containers, and plastic utensils. Require minimum recycled content for drink containers and 0.10 deposit on each create “extended producer responsibility” — requiring
To protect our community and prevent the spread of the covid-19 coronavirus, the March PASUP gathering has been canceled. We are encouraging action teams to hold online meetings or conference calls in order to continue their project work. We are using the PASUP website and Facebook page to share updates
Giant Eagle has committed to removing much of their single-use plastic packaging by 2025. Let’s give them positive feedack and encouragement! We continue to encourage positive feedback to Giant Eagle regarding their phaseout of plastic bags and other single-use plastics.You can also visit customer service at any Giant Eagle store.
There is a lot that we can do from home to further the cause of less plastic and other pollution: Know (via VotesPA site, etc.) and contact your U.S. and PA House and Senate Members and local officials including the Mayor’s Office, City and County Council and School Board Members,