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Professors design novel process for recycling drywall

Two professors in WSU's School of Design and Construction are recycling drywall to address an environmental problem.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 20, 2020

Two WSU professors invented a process to recycle drywall into blocks, which can then be used for construction projects. Drywall is a common building material made from the mineral gypsum, also known as calcium sulfate, said David Drake, scholarly assistant professor in the WSU School of Design and Construction. ...

Recycling bins removed without warning or explanation, student claims

One graduate resident at Yakama Village says there is a large buildup of recycling outside the complex.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2020

WSU removed recycling bins from several student housing complexes without telling residents, claimed one graduate resident at Yakama Village, who raised concerns that the WSU administration no longer cares about sustainability for its students.  When Jose Riera, doctorate student at WSU’s College of Educati...

OPINION: Conserve energy in many different ways

When considering how to be energy and environmentally friendly, there's a lot of different options.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

September 22, 2020

Ever since I was little, I was taught many ways to conserve energy: turn off the lights when I leave the room, check the bottom of bottles to see if they are recyclable and so forth. The issue of energy conservation spans many topics and not all of the blame is on the consumer. “College students...

Whitman County waste station accepts credit cards

Whitman County’s solid waste transfer station implemented a card machine that allows customers to pay without breaking social distancing rules.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

Whitman County’s solid waste drop-off locations now allow customers to pay with credit and debit cards, according to the waste station’s director.  David Nails, solid waste and recycling director of Whitman County’s solid waste transfer station, said the addition of a card machine allows cus...

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