pepsi thatch roofs rock

Despite my current residency two hours outside of Pittsburgh, I devour each electronic edition of POPcity as it arrives.

The city of rivers/bridges is already Hollywood East, Silicon Valley East and now its quickly becoming ground zero for sustainable ideas and up-cycling thanks to MBA programs in Sustainability from Duquesne University and professor David Saiia whose tabletop lathe invention similar to an apple corer shreds plastic bottles into long coils of plastic, which once flattened, are layered like thatch from bamboo rafters on the roofs of buildings in developing and diaster-stricken areas of the world.

News like this makes me smile! Read more from POPcity about David’s fundraising through his nonrprofit, The Reuse Everything Institute, here.

And if you’re in Pittsburgh (or visiting soon), these two guys do excellent food tours of the city and the latest edition is a grand tour de PIZZA!

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