diamond-peak-best-practices-waste-management

diamond-peak-best-practices-waste-management

Beyond recycling old trail maps into their new terrain park features, Diamond Peak has averaged 36% waste diversion since they started recording it during the 2014/15 winter season. This practice has avoided 446 metric tons of CO2 from 2015–2017, equivalent to removing 95 cars from the road for one year. In line with this year’s Earth Day theme to end plastic pollution, the ski resort has been striving diligently to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles. To aid this effort, they have added more hydration stations, campaigned for Drink Tahoe Tap, and selling custom reusable water pouches, which has led to a 34% reduction in water bottle sales (2,409 fewer bottles compared to the 2016/17 season).