Choose to Reuse is Back!

Did you know that one reusable container replaces on average 300+ single-use (paper) to-go boxes? Be more sustainable by using a reusable container for free!


Every month, Pitt’s Oakland campus uses nearly 50,000 single-use disposable cups for beverages and 225,000 to-go packages for food. The majority of this single-use, disposable packaging is not recyclable on or off-campus and end up in the landfill. Plastic pollution and litter have an enormous detrimental environmental impact on our ecosystems.

The University of Pittsburgh’s goal is to serve half of all to-go meals and beverages in reusable containers by 2025. Please help us get there by participating in the “Choose to Reuse” Reusable Container Program.

Order your meal in a reusable container at participating dining locations and help reduce single-use disposable to-go containers on campus. All students, faculty, and staff with a Panther Card are eligible to receive their first reusable container for free! Learn more here!

Participating Locations:

  • Perch Sutherland
  • The Eatery
  • Create in Schenley Cafe (William Pitt Union)
  • True Burger in Schenley Cafe (William Pitt Union)


Return used containers here:

  • Lobby at Perch
  • Litchfield Towers
  • Schenley Cafe in William Pitt Union