Pledge Partners

These are organizations and businesses who have officially signed on to the "no plastic please" pledge. They have committed to avoiding, eliminating, or replacing at least 5 of the 8 "no plastic please" pledge items. They have also expressed a commitment to continue to reduce their single-use plastic footprint.
Nestled in Millvale, Tupelo Honey Teas offers delicious teas and food with their plant-based menu, all with minimum single-use plastic. Cafe-owner Danielle Spinola is also committed to helping other business and organizations in her Millvale community move away from plastic, spearheading initiatives like a reusable Millvale cup and alternative take-out boxes. 
In the quest to eliminate single-use plastic from grocery shopping, the East End Food Coop is a wonderful ally and community example. At the CoOp, you can buy many items without any single-use packaging at all because they allow you to use your own containers for many items. They have also switched their quick-serve takeout containers, straws, cups, and single-use utensils to compostable products, which they ensure are sent to a commercial composter through their contracted compost hauler. They also encourage bringing your own bag and mug with a 10 cent discount.  Learn more about how East End Food CoOp supports eliminating single-use plastic.

Pittsburgh native Emma Neely created Rooted Ice Cream with a passion for great ice cream and a vision for a sustainable product. Rooted is committed to minimizing their plastic-based footprint. To that end, all of their spoons, cartons, and cups are made of compostable materials. You can find Rooted’s ice cream at Butterwood Bake Consortium and Adesso Cafe, or join their Pint Club.

Allies

Organizations

These are other active Pittsburgh-area organizations who share similar missions to eliminate harmful plastic waste.
Sustainable Pittsburgh
Pittsburgher's Against Single-Use Plastic
PEnnEnvironment
The Izaak Walton League

Businesses

These are local businesses whose products and business models support Pittsburgher's moving away from single-use plastic.
East End
Food Coop
Dianne's Dishware

Do you know another local organization or business that belongs on this list? Is your business or organization interested in being recognized as a pledge partner? Please reach out.