Letters to the Editor

Questions need for food recycling

A few days ago I saw at Blodel-Donovan park a truck with these words emblazoned on its side: “360,000 lbs. of WWU waste food recycled.” I was aghast. That’s 180 tons, folks!

Then I called the recycle center at WWU to ask if it was their truck. A spokesman replied that it wasn’t. They recycle separately. They recycle each year about 875,000 pounds (437 tons). I was even more incredulous.

Assuming my figures are correct, the amount of waste would seem to be inexcusable. Are we to attribute this prodigiious amount of waste to pampered palates, unappetizing victuals, or both?

Bob Hall, Bellingham

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