Yosemite Creates More than 2,000 Tons of Trash Each Year. Here’s How You Can Help That Number Shrink

Sep 14, 2017 8:00 AM ET
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BY EMILY ZENTNER​

Between the five million visitors who come through Yosemite National Park each year and the park’s 2,800 staff members, California’s famous national park sends nearly 2,200 tons of garbage each year to the Mariposa County Landfill.

In early 2016, the park launched its new Zero Landfill Initiative to try to combat this problem, according to the park’s website. In partnership with Subaru of America, the National Parks Conservation Association and the Yosemite Conservancy, Yosemite hopes to divert 80 percent of the park’s waste from the landfill by the end of 2017.

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