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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

A student throws away a drink in the Compton Union Building, Feb 22.

‘We all need to reduce our dependence on plastic’

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor February 25, 2022

Today is National Skip the Straw Day, which was created in hopes of spreading the importance of recycling and sustainable practices.  Skip the Straw Day was started by Susan Tate, a science teacher...

Plastic waste is a problem, so WSU Professor Hongfei Lin is researching how to chemically convert plastic types that are difficult to recycle.

WSU professor researches more effective ways to recycle

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

Around the world, tons of disposable plastic are thrown away each day, while only about 9 percent of plastic is recycled worldwide.  Plastic materials usually end up in landfills or the ocean. Every...

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