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Researchers develop recycling for carbon fiber composites
May 1, 2017

carbon fiber composite PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a promising way to recycle the popular carbon fiber plastics that are used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods to the wind energy industry.

WSU wins grant for recycled textile innovation
January 31, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has won a $365,000 grant for research on recycling cotton waste products into high quality regenerated fibers for consumer goods.

University Recreation on the way to achieving zero waste
August 30, 2016

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Student Recreation Center served up lunches and dinners for thousands of students and family members in recent weeks. While impressive, it’s what happened with the trash generated from those meals that has the staff smiling the most.

Much of Moscow Farmers Market waste is recyclable
August 23, 2016

carrotsMOSCOW, Idaho. – The first waste audit of trash cans at the Moscow Farmers Market on Saturday found that 67.9 percent of material was recyclable or compostable, 13.6 percent was liquid and 18.5 percent was garbage.

WSU partners with new composite recycling center
September 21, 2015

By Alyssa Patrick, Economic Development

centerPORT ANGELES, Wash. – Washington State University will lend its expertise in materials science and engineering to the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) that broke ground in Port Angeles today, Sept. 21.

Student inspired to improve environmental programs
September 8, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bartoshevich-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Improved campus recycling and composting programs, as well as an organic garden for students and employees, are a few of the ideas Randy Bartoshevich hopes to help implement as a new officer in the Environmental Club at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

WSU researchers find new uses for old wind turbine blades
August 19, 2015

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – How many giant wind turbine blades can your local landfill accommodate? To help avert such a problem, Washington State University is working with Seattle-based Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFS) to recycle and manufacture composite fiberglass material from the decommissioned blades.