Wednesday , January 17 2018

INTERVIEW: Yosemite Has A Trash Problem. What’s Being Done About It?

Yosemite National Park has a trash problem. The more than 4 million people who visit every year and those that live in Yosemite leave 2,200 tons of garbage there annually. The park service is working to decrease the amount of that trash that ends up in the Mariposa County Landfill. To find out more about the park’s Zero Landfill Initiative , FM89’s Ezra David Romero interviewed Yosemite National Park Ranger Jodi Bailey and Wildlife Biologist Caitlin Lee-Roney. Listen to that interview by clicking play above. “We started trying to make it easier for people to recycle the things that they bring,” says Bailey. “In our first year of the Zero Waste Initiative we bought about 150 new trash and recycling containers and new labeling on the recycling.” The park collects mixed recycling and new labels showcase that with pictures. The Zero Landfill Initiative is partly funded through Subaru of America, the National Parks Conservation Association and the Yosemite Conservancy. The park set a goal
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