Whitman Wire

Reducing Waste One Plastic Container at a Time

Kaeley Pilichowski is a Whitman senior who is passionate about living in a zero waste lifestyle.

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

April 18, 2019

The phrase “zero waste” can be an intimidating phrase for those with a desire to become more eco-friendly or green in their lives. Thinking about the waste that the average person goes through in a single day makes it seem like an insurmountable task to completely cut that waste to zero. However,...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

October 13, 2011

2/3 Less energy it takes to make products from recycled plastic than from virgin plastic. 1 million Pounds of material waste Americans generate per person every year, taking into account hazardous waste, construction debris and chemicals used for manufacturing. 32% Percentage of total waste Americans recycle. 44% Percen...

Whitman news since 1896