plastic bottles http://www.kplu.org en WWU to become largest public college in U.S. to ban bottled water http://www.kplu.org/post/wwu-become-largest-public-college-us-ban-bottled-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Washington University is poised to become the largest public university in the country to ban sales of bottled water. The school joins Evergreen State College and Seattle University in making the move.</span></p><p>For many young environmentalists, saying no to bottled water and yes to public taps is an easy choice and a cause they can get passionate about. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9210 at http://www.kplu.org WWU to become largest public college in U.S. to ban bottled water Opposition stirring against plans for big bottling plant in Anacortes http://www.kplu.org/post/opposition-stirring-against-plans-big-bottling-plant-anacortes <p>In the city of Anacortes, plans are underway to build what might become the biggest beverage bottling plant in the country.</p><p>Some residents are worried the scale of the operation will ruin their quality of life and put undue strain on the area’s water supply. Skagit County is considering a zoning change tonight to make room for the plant - and activists are planning to turn out against it.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:27:08 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8361 at http://www.kplu.org Opposition stirring against plans for big bottling plant in Anacortes Mount Rainier National Park poised to ban sales of bottled water http://www.kplu.org/post/mount-rainier-national-park-poised-ban-sales-bottled-water <p>The disposable plastic water bottle is known for clogging landfills and choking marine life. As a result, 14 national parks no longer sell bottled water. And it looks like Mount Rainier National Park <a href="http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/blog/national-parks-bottled-water-free">might be next</a>.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8204 at http://www.kplu.org Mount Rainier National Park poised to ban sales of bottled water "Plastics Unwrapped" puts eyes on everyday objects at Burke Museum http://www.kplu.org/post/plastics-unwrapped-puts-eyes-everyday-objects-burke-museum <p></p><p>The&nbsp; University of Washington’s 113 year-old <a href="http://www.burkemuseum.org/">Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture </a>is debuting a new look and feel. Curators there say they want people to think more about everyday objects and how they evoke our place in the world.</p><p>“The Life Before You” is the new tag line encouraging visitors to discover and explore the Burke’s collections. First up, as the rebranding rolls out, is a new temporary exhibition called <a href="http://www.burkemuseum.org/plastics"><em>Plastics Unwrapped.</em> </a></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:12:39 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7437 at http://www.kplu.org "Plastics Unwrapped" puts eyes on everyday objects at Burke Museum Group pushes for Northwest to ban bottled water http://www.kplu.org/post/group-pushes-northwest-ban-bottled-water <p>At events in Olympia and Salem Tuesday, an activist group called on Washington and Oregon&#39;s governors to stop spending taxpayer dollars on bottled water.</p><p>Organizer Sriram Madhusoodanan, with the group Corporate Accountability International, says those little plastic bottles, sometimes available at public meetings and events, create unnecessary waste and undermine confidence in the quality of public water supplies. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 22:25:59 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1050 at http://www.kplu.org Group pushes for Northwest to ban bottled water