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  • Nature of Place Symposium

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    A Symposium About Biophilia

    The implications of biophilia extend across a vast array of disciplines including design and engineering, nutrition, psychology, public health, education, biology and the humanities. Biophilia is expressed all over the world every day, through complex collaborations such as the design and construction of buildings and landscapes; and intimate, personal encounters including nature hikes and home gardening.

    Since 2013, Phipps has held a monthly Biophilia: Pittsburgh gathering to bring creative minds together for learning, exploring and strengthening the bonds between people and the natural world. At Phipps’ first Nature of Place Symposium, this concept finds a new expression as leaders across disciplines come together to discuss the influence and impact of biophilia on their work and the work of the future. The event will include an opening reception and keynote speaker on the evening of Wed., Feb. 19 and a day of presentations and panels on Thurs., Feb. 20.

  • Peace of Mind for Proper Disposal of Electronics

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    Do your residents have a plan for the proper disposal of electronics? The majority of electronics are not able to be processed by typical recycling facilities and/or placed in landfills due to the batteries, lead, and other materials that would lead to environmental harm. Illegal dumping remains a huge problem for communities in Western Pennsylvania, as residents are unsure of the recycling protocols and/or the location or electronics disposal facilities. 

    Three Allegheny County municipalities have figured out solutions to this recycling dilemma: asset management. Munhall, Wilkinsburg, and West Mifflin are three different communities with a common quandary: what should their residents do with electronic waste? In some of the communities, residents were calling on the municipality to find a solution and in others, residents were taking matters into their own hands and tossing the waste illegally over the hillside.  Working with eLoop llc, an IT lifecycle management company, these municipalities were each able to find a unique process to address the issue. 

    Munhall has a scheduled system where their public works staff finds and collects e-waste and Wilkinsburg has  set up one-day collection events managed by their public works staff to collect electronic waste. West Mifflin has adopted a paid sticker identification system with curbside pickup. Once collected and picked up by eLoop IIc, the materials are wiped clean of data or potential information on the devices. The electronics are then disassembled into production grade materials and resold once vetted. 

    Through asset management organizations like eLoop llc, communities are finding e-waste solutions and peace of mind for the proper erasure of data and redistribution of materials. Partnering with the Pennsylvania Resources Council, eLoop llc is hosting four e-waste collection dates for all Southwestern PA communities: May 9th at Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, June 20th at Bethel Park High School, July 25th at La Roche University, and October 3rd at Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool parking lot.

    Want more information? Learn more about starting an e-waste program for your municipality at eloopllc.com or check out these helpful resources on personal data destruction and eWaste recycling

    Ned Eldridge, CEO of eLoop LLC, participates in the CEOs for Sustainability executive council.

  • Deconstruction and Reuse 2019 Conference

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    Deconstruction and Reuse 2019 is the only national conference focused on how construction and demolition waste can be turned into economic opportunities. With dozens of speakers ranging from community development, architecture, advocacy, reuse operations and deconstruction, there is a place for you!

  • Glass Recycling Collection Event

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    In response to the sudden removal of glass from many residential recycling programs in the Pittsburgh area, Pennsylvania Resources Council will launch a network of pop-up glass recycling events in 2019. The pop-up sites will be sponsored by local governments committed to recycling and who recognize that glass remains a recyclable material with vibrant demand in the regional and national recycled materials marketplace.

    -All events will be on Saturdays, open from 9am – 2pm
    -No cost to users
    -PRC staff and volunteers will be on site to assist recyclers

    -Accepted: all colors of glass bottles and jars.
    -NOT accepted: drinking glasses or stemware, window glass, ceramics.

    For more information and full list of dates, see PRC’s website.

    If you are interested in bringing glass collection events to your area please reach out to your local municipality and ask them to contact PRC at glass@prc.org

  • Glass Recycling Collection Event

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    In response to the sudden removal of glass from many residential recycling programs in the Pittsburgh area, Pennsylvania Resources Council will launch a network of pop-up glass recycling events in 2019. The pop-up sites will be sponsored by local governments committed to recycling and who recognize that glass remains a recyclable material with vibrant demand in the regional and national recycled materials marketplace.

    -All events will be on Saturdays, open from 9am – 2pm
    -No cost to users
    -PRC staff and volunteers will be on site to assist recyclers

    -Accepted: all colors of glass bottles and jars.
    -NOT accepted: drinking glasses or stemware, window glass, ceramics.

    For more information and full list of dates, see PRC’s website.

    If you are interested in bringing glass collection events to your area please reach out to your local municipality and ask them to contact PRC at glass@prc.org

  • Glass Recycling Collection Event

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    In response to the sudden removal of glass from many residential recycling programs in the Pittsburgh area, Pennsylvania Resources Council will launch a network of pop-up glass recycling events in 2019. The pop-up sites will be sponsored by local governments committed to recycling and who recognize that glass remains a recyclable material with vibrant demand in the regional and national recycled materials marketplace.

    -All events will be on Saturdays, open from 9am – 2pm
    -No cost to users
    -PRC staff and volunteers will be on site to assist recyclers

    -Accepted: all colors of glass bottles and jars.
    -NOT accepted: drinking glasses or stemware, window glass, ceramics.

    For more information and full list of dates, see PRC’s website.

    If you are interested in bringing glass collection events to your area please reach out to your local municipality and ask them to contact PRC at glass@prc.org

  • Glass Recycling Collection Event

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    In response to the sudden removal of glass from many residential recycling programs in the Pittsburgh area, Pennsylvania Resources Council will launch a network of pop-up glass recycling events in 2019. The pop-up sites will be sponsored by local governments committed to recycling and who recognize that glass remains a recyclable material with vibrant demand in the regional and national recycled materials marketplace.

    -All events will be on Saturdays, open from 9am – 2pm
    -No cost to users
    -PRC staff and volunteers will be on site to assist recyclers

    -Accepted: all colors of glass bottles and jars.
    -NOT accepted: drinking glasses or stemware, window glass, ceramics.

    For more information and full list of dates, see PRC’s website.

    If you are interested in bringing glass collection events to your area please reach out to your local municipality and ask them to contact PRC at glass@prc.org

  • Glass Recycling Collection Event

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    In response to the sudden removal of glass from many residential recycling programs in the Pittsburgh area, Pennsylvania Resources Council will launch a network of pop-up glass recycling events in 2019. The pop-up sites will be sponsored by local governments committed to recycling and who recognize that glass remains a recyclable material with vibrant demand in the regional and national recycled materials marketplace.

    -All events will be on Saturdays, open from 9am – 2pm
    -No cost to users
    -PRC staff and volunteers will be on site to assist recyclers

    -Accepted: all colors of glass bottles and jars.
    -NOT accepted: drinking glasses or stemware, window glass, ceramics.

    For more information and full list of dates, see PRC’s website.

    If you are interested in bringing glass collection events to your area please reach out to your local municipality and ask them to contact PRC at glass@prc.org

  • Glass Recycling Collection Event

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    In response to the sudden removal of glass from many residential recycling programs in the Pittsburgh area, Pennsylvania Resources Council will launch a network of pop-up glass recycling events in 2019. The pop-up sites will be sponsored by local governments committed to recycling and who recognize that glass remains a recyclable material with vibrant demand in the regional and national recycled materials marketplace.

    -All events will be on Saturdays, open from 9am – 2pm
    -No cost to users
    -PRC staff and volunteers will be on site to assist recyclers

    -Accepted: all colors of glass bottles and jars.
    -NOT accepted: drinking glasses or stemware, window glass, ceramics.

    For more information and full list of dates, see PRC’s website.

    If you are interested in bringing glass collection events to your area please reach out to your local municipality and ask them to contact PRC at glass@prc.org

  • Glass Recycling Collection Event

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    In response to the sudden removal of glass from many residential recycling programs in the Pittsburgh area, Pennsylvania Resources Council will launch a network of pop-up glass recycling events in 2019. The pop-up sites will be sponsored by local governments committed to recycling and who recognize that glass remains a recyclable material with vibrant demand in the regional and national recycled materials marketplace.

    -All events will be on Saturdays, open from 9am – 2pm
    -No cost to users
    -PRC staff and volunteers will be on site to assist recyclers

    -Accepted: all colors of glass bottles and jars.
    -NOT accepted: drinking glasses or stemware, window glass, ceramics.

    For more information and full list of dates, see PRC’s website.

    If you are interested in bringing glass collection events to your area please reach out to your local municipality and ask them to contact PRC at glass@prc.org