Simply defined, zero waste is a goal where all discarded materials become resources for others to use. It eliminates all discharges to air, land or water that are a threat to animal, human, plant or planetary health. All products are reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace.
As goals go, zero waste is a lofty one. But with the help of carmaker Subaru of America Inc., the national parks are going to give it a shot.
Watch the two, documentary shorts below, produced by Subaru. In the first, Who We Are Is What We Leave Behind: the Joy of Dumpster Diving, Denise Coogan, Subaru’s manager of safety and environmental compliance, gets up close and personal with trash in Grand Teton National Park. It’s a good reminder of how we can help our national parks in their recycling efforts—and of how we can recycle at home.
Then, watch the second video, which is filled with beautiful scenes from our national parks. It should inspire us all to help make garbage in our national parks a thing of the past.
Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,