STRAW FORWARD | Carnegie Science Center | Exhibits | Pittsburgh City Paper
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When: Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 10 a.m. 2019
Price: $11.95-19.95
Among the list of single-use disposable items that are negatively impacting our ecological system are plastic straws. Their waste cannot be recycled by traditional means and over time will break down into tiny bits of microplastics, which can clog the bellies of marine life. From June to October of 2018, instead of throwing straws away and hoping for the best, 37 Pittsburgh-based restaurants, nonprofits, and businesses collected straws to contribute to Straw Forward as part of the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program. Over 25,000 straws were collected and combined with discarded plastic-based items pulled from the banks of the Allegheny River and combined with other repurposed materials to create the Straw Forward Art Installation, which runs from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15.


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