The Jackson Hole, Wyo., Airport Board recently voted in favor of a 60 percent waste reduction from its onsite operations by 2030.
Last fall, the airport conducted a waste study to create a plan to more efficiently manage waste and increase diversion from landfill. According to a Buckrail report, the plan aligns with Teton County and Grand Teton National Park’s 60 percent diversion goal. In addition, the airport will participate in a pilot project of making food waste from all airport vendors 100 percent compostable by 2030.
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Building on efforts to be industry leaders in environmental sustainability, the Jackson Hole Airport Board voted on Monday to seek a 60% waste reduction from its onsite operations by 2030.
“Jackson Hole Airport is committed to leading by example when it comes to sustainability and mitigating environmental impacts,” said JH Airport Board President Rick Braun. “Our location inside Grand Teton National Park comes with a responsibility, one that we take very seriously. Continually working to reduce our footprint is a big part of our mission and reflects our shared community values.”
In the fall of 2018 the airport conducted a waste study to measure and evaluate the facility’s waste stream, assess existing waste management practices, and provide recommendations for increasing waste diversion from landfill. The results of the waste study were used to create a Waste Management Plan for the Airport to more efficiently manage waste and to increase diversion, in alignment with Teton County and Grand Teton National Park’s goal of 60% diversion by 2030.