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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 …

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

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. » More …