Straw Free JH hosted its annual plogging event to help clean up the pathways around the high school. Plogging originated in Sweden and is the act of picking up litter while jogging. Athletes from the Jackson Hole High School track team showed up for their third year.

Volunteers record what type of litter was found, the quantity and location. This data influences the kind of solutions that are adopted to reduce litter. An example Straw Free JH volunteer Kirsten Kapp gave was that cigarette butts made up a majority of waste at a boat ramp, so “cigarette specific” receptacles were put in place. The plogging event helps provide solutions designed using real data.

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