Kirsten Kapp, a professor here at CWC in Jackson, did a study that showed that microplastics from our clothing are being dispersed into our yards by our clothes dryers! She sampled snow and analyzed it for the presence of microfibers. She saw that, as expected, the amount decreased relative to the distance from the dryer’s […]
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Julie Deardorff, the volunteer coordinator, said about 45 restaurants are working to cut back or eliminate plastic straws. The Straw Free Jackson Hole stickers, made locally by Stinky Prints, are bestowed on each restaurant with a little ceremony. Read more about it here >
Jackson Hole’s first plogging (jogging while picking up trash) event was on Earth Day. It was held at the high school and the cross country/track team participated. They ran along south park loop and collected 33 bags of trash. After sorting is we had almost 10 bags of recyclables. We used reusable bags from Road […]
In January of 2019, the Town of Jackson passed an ordinance banning the free distribution of single-use plastic bags. Read more about the ordinance here >
Straw Free Jackson Hole’s (SFJH) mission is to decrease the use of single-use plastics in Jackson Hole, starting with the straw, as they serve as a gateway to increasing awareness of the detrimental environmental impact of single-use plastics and to making choices to use non-single-use plastic alternatives.
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