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Opinion | It’s time to limit plastic bag consumption

A floating plastic bag.

By Leah Mensch, Senior Staff Columnist

April 7, 2019

It’s time for Pennsylvania to take the initiative and limit its single-use plastic bag consumption.

Opinion | Pitt sustainability initiatives insufficient

About 25 percent of all recycling picked up by waste management is sent straight to the landfill due to contamination, according to a study by The New York Times.

By Leah Mensch, For The Pitt News

December 5, 2018

It’s clear that students, who actually have the power to make a difference, are falling short of the University’s high sustainability standards.

Pitt wraps up eighth RecycleMania

Courtesy of Nick Goodfellow

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / News Editor

March 30, 2017

Some students walking through the parking lot between the William Pitt Union and Towers Patio Wednesday morning said they thought they were witnessing a remake of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” A cobalt blue tarp was set up under the cloudless sky, and students in white puffy Tyvek jumpsuit...

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