“Pittsburgh has become the first city outside the Chesapeake Bay region to recycle used oyster shells through the non-profit Oyster Recovery Partnership. The shells are used to rebuild oyster reefs in the bay. . . .
“‘Pittsburgh-area restaurants have sent their oyster shells to the landfill,’ said Joylette Portlock, executive director of Sustainable Pittsburgh. ‘But instead of that, now there’s an infrastructure set up for them to have the shells recycled for good use.’
“It won’t cost restaurant to participate in the program. The Partnership picks up Pittsburgh shells, which are kept in airtight containers, on a monthly basis.”
FULL STORY published May 24, 2019 via WESA FM