Antoni Fajaro, student from Los Angeles, washes re-usable go containers that students used to fill with food, then they are inserted into the OZZI machine which refunds the $5 deposit on the tray.

(Photo by Mark Crosse/Fresno Bee/MCT/Sipa USA)

University Of Pittsburgh Will Receive 10k From PepsiCo Recycling’s Zero Impact Fund

The University of Pittsburgh proposed to install an OZZI machine

April 18, 2019 - 1:58 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The University of Pittsburgh was one of the 27 colleges and universities selected to receive PepsiCo Recycling’s Zero Impact Fund for campus sustainability.

The Zero Impact Fund asked colleges across the country to submit proposals on how they could create green initiatives on their campuses.

A judging panel voted on the proposals to determine which were the most impactful, then awarding the schools with money to make their proposals a reality.

Related: Pitt Plans To Power 25 Percent Of University With Renewable Energy

Winning proposals could receive up to $10k to help fund their ideas.

The University of Pittsburgh proposed to install an OZZI machine, which would allow the school to serve 50% of their to-go meals in reusable containers by 2025.

Their winning proposal came with the full $10k grant money.

Other winning schools include Waynesburg University,  Ohio University,  and Cleveland State University. To see all 27 schools, click here

The Zero Impact Fund is now in its third year, PepsiCo Recycling is helping to support initiatives to redistribute food waste, produce cleaner energy, improve college recycling, and more.

For more information on the Zero Impact Fund, click here.

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