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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Plastic Recycling to Return in 2024

Alicia Buchter, Science & Environment Editor December 7, 2023

At its meeting on Nov. 15, the Walla Walla City Council approved a new residential recycling contract that will allow residents to recycle plastic, specifically plastic types No.1 and 2, starting in January...

Illustration by Payton Davies

Creating the Next Generation of Walla Walla Recyclers

Nat Lange, Science & Environment Writer September 14, 2023

Every year, hundreds of new students from across the world arrive in Walla Walla for the first time, and every year, many of these students have to learn new recycling habits. Walla Walla does not...

Illustration by Hayden Garner.

Walla Walla City Council debates reintroduction of plastic recycling

Katherine Ellis, News Reporter February 9, 2023

Walla Walla’s City Council is considering reinstating plastic recycling as a goal for sustainability.  Shane Prudente, Public Works Communications Coordinator and the main proponent for the reintroduction...

State-wide plastic bag ban now in effect

Rosa Woolsey, News Editor October 7, 2021

Forgetting your reusable bags at home could now be a costly slip of the mind. A statewide plastic bag ban came into effect on Oct. 1, meaning a shift from single-use plastic bags to reusable plastic bags...

Whitman sustainability team employs goats for campus maintenance

Lee Thomas, NOT allergic to penicillin April 1, 2021

Waddle aside, duckies — there's a new gang on campus. Whitman continues its trailblazing environmentalist efforts by investing in farm-grown goats to mouth-mow to grass and eat away at the community's...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.

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...

Photos by Taj Howe

Recycling Reconsidered

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter December 7, 2017

China currently processes the vast majority of the West Coast’s recycling, including the recycling from Whitman and Walla Walla. However, by the end of 2017, China will no longer accept some types...

Is Recycling Really As Important As We Think It Is?

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist December 3, 2015
If we are to have any hope of leaving behind a habitable world for future generations, we need to make lifestyle changes that are truly environmentally impactful—and we need to be brave enough to spread the word.
Unflattened cardboard boxes and the rules of recycling

Unflattened cardboard boxes and the rules of recycling

Kamna Shastri February 26, 2015

Crisp but warm sunshine fills the morning as sophomore Maddie Bailey reverses a maroon pickup truck from the Environmental Interest House (also known as Outhouse) garage. Two Outhouse residents and their...

Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Whitman recycling looks toward the future

Annie Roge December 4, 2014

Whitman as an institution is generally regarded as environmentally conscious. However, while the college's recycling program is highly visible on campus, those who are involved say there is much more work...

Sustainable Walla Walla Makes Plans for Earth Day, Future Collaborations

Emily Lin-Jones February 7, 2013
Students, city council members and representatives from around the community gathered for a meeting of local working group Sustainable Walla Walla in the Walla Walla Public School District board room Tuesday night, Feb. 5.

Walla Walla to discontinue glass recycling

Emily Lin-Jones March 11, 2012
Citizens of Walla Walla met on March 6 to deliberate the future of the city's glass recycling program.
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