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Waste Watchers

Written by Cara J. Hayden

Pitt’s recycling program diverted nearly 40 percent of the institution’s waste materials from being sent to landfills last year. The University was recognized for these and other related efforts with a 2009 Enviro-Star Award from the Allegheny County Health Department for ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. More than a dozen businesses and institutions received the award, but Pitt was the only one to receive a three-star rating, the highest distinction.