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Researchers develop recycling for carbon fiber composites

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. » More …

Recyclemania contest highlights year-round efforts

PULLMAN, Wash. – Recyclables at Washington State University are collected in 1,600 recycling bins, moved and processed every day. » More …

WSU wins grant for recycled textile innovation

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. » More …

WSU partners with new composite recycling center

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. » More …

Student inspired to improve environmental programs

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. » More …

WSU researchers find new uses for old wind turbine blades

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. » More …

March 24: Making new products from waste discussed

By Bev Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

EnglundPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University materials researcher Karl Englund will present “Engineering New Products from Old Material” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Webster 16 in a free, public lecture tied to the WSU common reading. » More …