County, Park Set Up Zero Food Waste Plan

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County, Park Set Up Zero Food Waste Plan

Goal in first year is to divert 100 tons from landfill, establish project’s practices.

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by Erika Dahlby

Last year 3.2 million people visited Grand Teton National Park. They left behind over 1,800 tons of trash.

“Most of the people who come and visit the park aren’t necessarily thinking about what happens to their waste after they throw it in the trash bin,” park spokesman Andrew White said.

Almost half that waste comes in the form of compostable materials — organics like food that can be broken down within a short period of time.

Park officials and Teton County’s Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Division are working to redirect some of that waste with a pilot program.

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