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“Shredding” Redefined: WSU Recycles Ski Gear


February 4, 2013

One of the newest facets of the snow sports industry is recycling used ski equipment, and it’s giving Washington State University (WSU) a chance to shine. At the school’s Composite Engineering Center, students are grinding up mountains of old skis and snowboards, boots and helmets, and experimenting with turning them into other products. WSU professor Karl Englund says ski gear is made to be tough, so it has been quite a challenge. (contd.) Podcast and entire story available:

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