The month of August was all about recycling. At the beginning of the month I met with a sales representitive from Pittsburgh Recycles in Hazelwood. From our meeting we determined that they would be a better fit for Global Links recycling needs then the city's recycling program. In addition to what we were able to recycle with the city, we now have an outlet for plastics #6-7, unmarked plastic products and clear plastic wrapping and plastic fiber paper (both are common packaging for sterile supplies). To go along with the new recycling process, I have set up new clearly marked recycling recepticles at Penn Ave and the warehouse. My hope is that this new partnership with Pittsburgh Recycles will divert a significant percentage of our waste away from landfills. I also cooridinated a tour of the Greenstar Recycling sorting facility for seven members of our staff. There we learned more about what happens to our recycling once it leaves our hands, of a new technology that will upcycle plastics back to sweet crude oil. In addition to all the recycling fun, I was kept busy with my volunteer shifts and sorting incoming medical supplies.