The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

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...

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

Professors design novel process for recycling drywall

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor October 19, 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...

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

Recycling bins removed without warning or explanation, student claims

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 11, 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...

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

OPINION: Conserve energy in many different ways

PORTIA SIMMONS September 21, 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...

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

Whitman County waste station accepts credit cards

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter May 17, 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...

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