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Grand Canyon National Park:. Working to protect an international icon for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling. Education of Staff and Visitors Partnerships with Concessionaire Educated Purchasing.

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Grand Canyon National Park:

Working to protect an international icon for the enjoyment of this and future generations.


Solid waste reduction and recycling

Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling

Education of Staff and Visitors

Partnerships with Concessionaire

Educated Purchasing




  • Education: approximately $1.8 million per year

    • Interpretive programs for visitors and school groups

    • School Scholarship sponsored by Delaware North for Grand Canyon School essay contest on Environmental Stewardship

    • Xanterra’s ‘Pinyon Press’ publication with section to staff called “Alphabet of Recycling”


  • Education: – cont’d approximately $1.8 million per year

    • Earth Day Participation

    • T-shirt design contests for students

    • Paper bag design contests for students

    • Conservation education for employees


  • Partnerships: approximately $1.8 million per year

    • Installation of recycle containers in housing areas – NPS and Concessionaire

    • Eliminate plastic bags in shops and grocery facilities

    • Reduce/eliminate of Styrofoam products

    • Battery recycling

    • Florescent bulb recycling/green bulb purchasing


  • Partnerships: – cont’d approximately $1.8 million per year

    • Composting programs by Forever Resorts at the North Rim and Xanterra at Phantom Ranch facilities

    • Use of reusable products in concession facilities to eliminate waste - cloth napkins and rags rather than paper products

    • Cardboard recycling


  • Educated Purchasing: approximately $1.8 million per year

    • Recycled content products

    • “Greener” cleaning products

    • Bulk purchasing


Questions? approximately $1.8 million per year


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