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LET'S GO BUCS. LET'S GO GREEN.

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RECYCLING

Just like families at home, our Pirates family works hard each season to reduce, reuse and recycle, not just on Earth Day, but every day. In over a decade of sustainability efforts at PNC Park, the Pirates and our partners have recycled...


COMPOSTING

What is composting, anyway?

Composting is organic recycling. Composting allows for the controlled collection of food & organic material, rather than that waste producing methane gas during decomposition in landfills. Direct benefits to soil include increased aeration and structural stability, improved activity of beneficial micro-organisms, faster root development, and ultimately higher yields of agricultural crops.

Consider this: If just 25 Pirates fans diverted their food waste to composting for one year, it would equal eliminating the emissions from a 6,000 mile train trip!

FOOD DONATIONS

Each year, the Pirates and ARAMARK donate untouched prepared food after each home game. In 2019, we donated...

  • 2,820 pounds of untouched prepared food to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • 1,200 pounds of untouched prepared food to 412 Food Rescue

All of the above combined decreased the diversion rate of waste from PNC Park from 28% in 2008 to 69% in 2019. This is 5th among all MLB teams in the Green Glove challenge!