Interior Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve has teamed up with Subaru for a zero-landfill initiative, which aims to turn trash into recycling.
The duo began the initiative in 2016 and saw a drastic drop within the first year. In 2015, 392 tons of waste collected from the park was sent to local landfills, and in 2017, that number decreased to 244 tons. The park’s diversion rate also jumped to 22 percent in 2017 from 15 percent in 2015.
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A record number of visitors traveled to Interior Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve last year, but they left behind less trash than a few years before.
A push to send less waste to the local landfill is working, officials say. Since 2016, Denali National Park has partnered with Subaru in a "zero-landfill" initiative aimed at turning trash into recycling.
In 2015, 392 tons of waste was sent to local landfills from the park. In 2017, that number dropped to 244 tons, said Dawn Adams, zero-landfill initiative coordinator for Denali National Park.