recycling

Giant Eagle
Joe DeStio
January 15, 2020 - 12:25 pm
Blue plastic bags, long a staple at supermarkets and at curbside, will start to disappear around Pittsburgh.
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Used Christmas tree in front yard by curb, waiting for recycling pickup. Pile of cut and wasted christmas trees.
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Ashley Funyak
December 27, 2019 - 10:37 am
With Christmas Day come and gone, Pittsburgh residents can now send their live Christmas trees off for recycling instead of the landfill.
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In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo, a Blue Bottle Coffee paper to-go cup rests on a table outside one of their cafes in San Francisco. The Oakland-based chain says it's getting rid of disposable cups at two locations next year, as part of a pledge to go “zero-waste” at its 70 U.S. locations by the end of 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 24, 2019 - 1:14 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies. What started as a small trend among neighborhood cafes to...
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Joe DeStio
November 08, 2019 - 2:35 pm
As more and more municipalities are changing their rules for recycling, more and more residents have become confused. Many areas no longer pick up glass and fewer plastics are recycled.
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, crushed plastic bottles sit in a bale following sorting at the Mid-America Recycling plant, in Lincoln, Neb. Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo and Keurig Dr. Pepper are investing $100 million to improve U.S. bottle recycling and processing. (Francis Gardler/The Journal-Star via AP, File)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 9:07 am
Every year, an estimated 100 billion plastic bottles are produced in the U.S., the bulk of which come from three of America's biggest beverage companies: Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Keurig Dr. Pepper. The problem? Only one-third of those bottles get recycled; the rest end up in the trash. That bleak trend...
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This Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, photo provided by Recology, shows nearly $23,000 in cash discarded at a recycling bin in a shoebox, which was recovered by a worker at the Samoa Resource Recovery Center operated by Recology in Samoa, Calif. A man who accidentally tossed the money into the recycling bin reunited with his life savings Saturday, Aug. 3 after a worker at the recycling facility in Northern California spotted it. Linda Wise, the facility's general manager, told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat most of the recyclables from the truck had been sorted by the time the man contacted Recology. Someone spotted the box down the sorting line Friday and recovered all but $320. The money somehow stayed in the shoebox during the 200-mile trip to the facility. (Brian Sollom/Recology via AP)
August 04, 2019 - 7:54 pm
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man who accidentally tossed $23,000 into the recycling bin reunited with his life savings Saturday after a worker at a recycling facility in Northern California spotted a shoebox stuffed with money. When the man from Ashland, Oregon, realized his mistake on Thursday, the...
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Lynne Hayes-Freeland
July 24, 2019 - 3:24 pm
The City of Pittsburgh is launching a program, where twice a week, Pittsburgh residents will be able to recycle electronics and household hazardous waste at a drop-off site in the Strip District.
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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)
April 18, 2019 - 1:58 pm
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.
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This combination of photos released by Ralph Lauren shows Polo shirts made from recycled plastic bottles. Each shirt is made from an average of 12 bottles collected in Taiwan, where the Polos are made, in partnership with an organization called First Mile
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April 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Earth, meet Polo.
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Christmas Trees
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Jennifer Bloodworth
March 27, 2019 - 10:15 am
21 tons of free mulch will be available to Pittsburgh residents starting this weekend.
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