Marshall aims to eliminate disposable plastics on campus

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HUNTINGTON, WV (AP) — Marshall University has set a goal of eliminating single-use disposable plastics from its campus by the end of 2026.

University Sustainability Manager Amy Parsons-White says the move will lower the amount of waste going to landfills.

She says plastic waste can be a health risk for people and animals.

Parsons-White says compostable, vegetable-based plastics may cost more but can save money by reducing the waste taken to landfills. She said the university’s new compost facility can turn the waste into a product that can be sold.

The facility is expected to be fully operational by March.

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