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Walla Walla suspends plastic recycling over costly contamination

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

Walla Walla residents can no longer recycle plastic. On Oct. 14, 2020, the Walla Walla City Council decided to pause plastic recycling, starting in 2021. The suspension will be reevaluated in 2023 if the...

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

Reducing Waste One Plastic Container at a Time

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...

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...

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