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Through June 12: Exhibit on government management of trash
May 20, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – An exhibit opening this week in Washington State University’s Terrell Library continues the yearlong exploration of America’s garbage problems through the entity in charge of monitoring and fixing them: the government.

April 14: Area restaurateur considers issues of food waste
April 9, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Garbology-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Issues about food waste will be addressed by area restaurateur Jim Harbour at the free, public Washington State University common reading lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Todd Hall 130.

Feb. 3: Plastic trash discussed as reproductive health hazard
January 29, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Pat-HuntPULLMAN, Wash. – Patricia Hunt is an expert on how plastics impact reproductive mechanisms in humans and other animals. She will discuss “Are We Trashing Our Reproductive Health” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in CUE 203 at Washington State University.

Through Oct. 12: Exhibit details efforts to reuse, recycle
September 19, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Garbology-100PULLMAN, Wash. – In “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash”—Washington State University’s common reading book for 2014-15—readers learn that the average American throws away about 7.1 pounds of trash every day. Over a lifetime, that’s 102 tons of garbage.

Sept. 2: Historian kicks off common reading series
August 29, 2014

Garbology-100PULLMAN, Wash. – “One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure: Historical Archaeology and the Study of Garbage,” a free, public presentation by history instructor Ken Faunce, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in CUE 203 at Washington State University.

The hub of rubbish
September 29, 2006

Photo: Judi Dunn, right, WSU’s recycling/sustainablity coordinator, worked with Aaron Mulim, left, and Matt Stampalia, resident advisers at Waller residence hall, to organize a dumpster dive for sustainability in September.  (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)Reusing, recycling and composting aren’t just environmentally sensitive things to do, they make sense financially as well.During 2005-2006, John Glass, director of WSU Materials and Resources Management (MRM), estimates that his department was able to save more than $1.3 million by diverting materials to surplus, recycling or compost that might otherwise have gone to the landfill. To figure out how much was saved, Glass and his colleagues have developed … » More …