The Grand Canyon known for its back to nature atmosphere and earth friendly appeal, has gone even greener.
It recently instituted a recycling program to divert waste into other goods that can be reused right at the park, including glass which after recycled is turned into asphalt.
The Grand Canyon recycling program includes waste from park visitors as well as waste generated through park operations. The program recycles a variety of products, including glass, aluminum, cardboard, paper, plastic, motor oil and even antifreeze. Some of the collected material is sent to external recycling centers, while other material is recycled and reused on site. One example is glass; glass that is collected in Grand Canyon recycling bins is crushed up, combined with other ingredients and turned into asphalt.
I have to admit I was surprised to read that the Grand Canyon with over a million visitors annually, didn’t have recycling in place till now, but better late than never. Kudos!
via 1800 Recycling