Reducing Waste Sent to Landfills

Supporting parks in reducing waste sent to landfills by enhancing infrastructure, education, and environmental stewardship.
May 9, 2023 8:00 AM ET
Image courtesy of National Parks Foundation

Originally published by National Parks Foundation

A multi-year waste reduction initiative funded by NPF and its partners, including Subaru of America, Inc., at three national parks – Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Denali – led to new recycling and composting infrastructure, dedicated staff for educational outreach, and marketing and labeling efforts to decrease contamination in recycling bins. Since its 2015 launch, there has been a 32% reduction in waste sent to landfills, keeping 18 million pounds of waste out of landfills while increasing recycling best practices among visitors.

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