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The Planet, Fall 2004, Trash

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Publication Date

Fall 2004

Creator

Western Washington University. Associated Students; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies

Editor in Chief

Laurie Ballew

Photography Editor

Jamie Clark

Advisor

Tim Schultz

Publisher

Western Washington University

Associate Editors, Production Assistants, and Writers

Managing Editor: Lucas Henning; Associate Editors: Jeremy Edwards, Mugs Scherer; Science Editor: Amber Potter; Designers: Nausheen Mohamedali, Kassandra O’Bryant; Photographers: Caitlin Cole, Isabel Poulson, Nicole Ryan, Khale Wallitner; Reporters: Ben Bowen, Matt Burdick, Seamus Burke, Connor Clark-Lindh, Jacquie Gauthier, Jennifer Cess, Darrick Jones, Rachel Knutsen, Sarah Kuck, Cassie Lee, Darcey Maher, Alyssa Mathews, Evan McLean, Michelle McRory, Julia Miller, Amber Potter, Christine Roka, Susan Rosenberry, Anastasia Wright; Planet Radio Editor: Tyson Lynn; Online Editor: David Stone

Table of Contents

DIGGING UP HISTORY by Matt Burdick

An estuary becomes a garbage dump becomes a site leaching dangerous toxins slated for cleanup. The former Holly Street Landfill’s multiple layers reveal Bellingham’s changing attitude toward garbage.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDS by Michelle McRory

Although the average american household can accumulate 100 pounds of hazardous waste every year, the Environmental Protection Agency does not regulate households. Find out the reason, as well as how to properly dispose of common household products.

REINCARNATION by Evan McLean

Cars go through a lengthy post-death process on their way to the giant autobahn in the sky. While companies can recycle much of what makes up a car, certain elements still pose problems.

STARTING THE CYCLE by Darcey Maher

Western’s recycling program, one of the first in Washington, has transformed from an all-volunteer pilot project to a state-mandated university requirement.

BACK TO THE SOIL by Amber Potter

Household composting can be simple and low-tech. Large-scale composting, however, is a complex endeavor. Learn how local businesses are turning food scraps and green waste into rich soil.

WHEN WILL THE 3 R'S OF EDUCATION BE REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE? by Alyssa Mathews

The amount of recycling and trash-reduction education that occurs in schools varies widely. How much trash a school produces is dependent upon its funding, its size and, largely, teacher involvement.

THE PATH OF PLASTIC by Sarah Kuck

Deciding where to toss the bottle after slurping down that Diet Coke has significant consequences. Follow a bottle from its point of consumption to its many possible destinations.

TIRED PROGRESS by Julia Miller

Although Washington has no state-sponsored tire-recycling program, local businesses are keeping scrap tires out of landfills by finding alternative ways to reuse rubber.

ONE PERSON'S GARBAGE, EVERYONE'S PROBLEM by Connor Clark-Lindh

One person’s trash is another person’s . . . trash. And when no one collects it, it just keeps piling up. Learn about illegal dumping and how it harms communities.

TRASH TO CASH by Christine Roka

Zero Waste Entrepreneur, a new class at Western, teaches how to design and market products made from 100 percent post-consumer waste. Students are transforming what some might consider trash into marketable products.

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Publication at Western Washington University

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This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Any materials cited must be attributed to The Planet, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Publisher (Digital Object)

Resources made available by The Planet and Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Subject-Topical (LCSH)

Human ecology – Washington (State)—Periodicals; Ecology—Washington (State) – Periodicals; Western Washington University--Students--Periodicals and Huxley College of the Environment -- Students --Periodicals.

Subject-Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University; Huxley College of the Environment.

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State)

Disciplines

Environmental Sciences | Higher Education | Journalism Studies

Keywords

Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, Student publication, Ecology, Environmental Studies

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Language

English

City

Bellingham, WA

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