Nikki Larson

Students Help Haitians Build Homes From Plastic Waste

Earth911.com
Engineering students from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. are working on a recycling project to help earthquake victims in Haiti rebuild homes from plastic waste, according to recent news reports. Nikki Larson, an associate professor of engineering technology, and six of her students are researching to find the best way to create small homes from the plastic waste that litters the earthquake-ravaged island, according to an article published on Monday by The Bellingham Herald.

WWU students working to help Haitians use plastic trash to make new homes

The Bellingham Herald
Nikki Larson and six of her Western Washington University students are working on an unusual recycling project they hope will result in helping Haiti residents get new homes while cleaning up their country. Larson, an associate professor of engineering technology, and her students are working on the best ways to create small homes made from plastic waste that litters earthquake-shattered Haiti. If the logistics of a trip can be worked out, she said several of them hope to visit Haiti this summer.