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Denali National Park works with Subaru environmental experts to try and tackle the unique challenges presented by Alaska's remoteness.
In 2014, over 100 million pounds of waste was thrown away by visitors to America’s national parks. However, if that waste could be diverted what would the world look like? Currently, a partnership between the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru of America, the National Park Service, and park concessionaires are working to answer that question.
This process started with three iconic national parks - Grand Teton, Yosemite, and Denali. These parks collectively generated 16.6 million pounds of visitor waste in 2013. Of that waste, 41% (6.9 million pounds) were kept out of landfills through recycling, composting, and being reused. But now, Denali is taking steps to increase the amount of waste the park diverts from landfills.Ways Denali is Diverting Waste
By the end of 2017, Denali and its partners hope to double the amount of waste that they are diverting from entering landfills.
What can you do?If you would like to take part of this effort there are numerous things you can do. While preparing for your visit try...
After all, with all the beauty in America’s lands, why fill it with garbage?
Last updated: July 7, 2016